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くにぶ【九年母】

 Ryukyu (Yoron, Okinawa)

kunibu /kunibu/

Definition

Noun

  1. Orange

Etymology

Historically recorded for the Satsuma dialect in Gonza's works (ca. early 18th century) under the spelling кунѣбь (kunyeb[u]) "orange (fruit)". Cognate to Amakusa (Kumamoto) くねぶ kunebu "orange tree"; Tokunoshima くねぶ kunebu and くねん kunen "orange"; Yoron and Okinawan くにぶ kunibu and くにふ kunifu "orange"; standard Japanese くねんぼ【九年母】 kunenbo or くねんぶ kunenbu "orange tree".

意味:みかん【蜜柑】

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