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はぶ【波布・蛇】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

habu [habu]

Definition

Noun

  1. (Potentially taboo) A snake, a serpent. Especially a poisonous snake; a viper; a pitviper; an Okinawan habu (Trimeresurus flavoviridis).

Etymology

Cognate to Fukui へぶ hebu and ひぶ hibu; Kagoshima へっ heq; Koshikijima へーぶ heebu; Takarajima へぶ hebu; Okinoerabu ひび hibi; Okinawan はぶ habu; standard Japanese へび【蛇】 hebi "snake".

Notes

The term はぶ【波布・飯匙倩】 habu is also used in both Japanese and English to refer specifically to various Ryukyuan species of poisonous pitvipers, namely the Sakishima habu (Trimeresurus elegans), the Okinawan habu (Trimeresurus flavoviridis), the Tokara habu (Trimeresurus tokarensis), and the Hime habu (Ovophis okinavensis).

意味:へび【蛇】、はぶ【波布・飯匙倩】、バイパー

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