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ふなく【船子・舟子】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

funaku [ɸunaku]

Definition

Noun

  1. Sailor; seaman

Etymology

Historically attested in the Konkoukenshuu (混効験集, 1711), "Words of the Royal Palace", under the spelling ふなこ funako (#2 p. 27). Cognate to standard Japanese ふなこ【船子・舟子】 funako "sailor; seaman". Ultimately derived from ふな【船】 funa- "boat; ship" and 【子】 -ko "child".

意味:ふなのり【船乗り】、せんいん【船員】、かいいん【海員】、ふなかた【船方】

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