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Firefly / Glow Worm

China yíng
Japan hotaru
Firefly / Glow Worm

螢 is the Chinese, older Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja way to write firefly, lightning bug, or glow worm (Luciola cruciata).


蛍Note: After post WWII language reforms in Japan, they started using a more simple version of this Kanji. This version is shown to the right. If you want this modern Japanese version, please click on the Kanji to the right instead of the button above.


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your firefly search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin yíng / ying2
Taiwan ying
Japanese hotaru / ほたる    kei / ke / けい
Chinese firefly; glow-worm
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (kana only) firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm; (surname, female given name) Hotaru; (female given name) Kei
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin lín / lin2
Taiwan lin
Chinese firefly

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Mandarin qiān / qian1
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Chinese (arch.) firefly

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Mandarin yíng / ying2
Taiwan ying
Japanese hotaru / ほたる    kei / ke / けい
Chinese Japanese variant of 螢|萤
Japanese (kana only) firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm; (female given name) Hotaru; (female given name) Kei

姫蛍

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Japanese himebotaru;himebotaru / ひめぼたる;ヒメボタル Japanese (kana only) Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

流螢

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Mandarin liú yíng / liu2 ying2
Taiwan liu ying
Chinese firefly

海蛍

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Japanese umihotaru;umihotaru / うみほたる;ウミホタル Japanese (kana only) sea firefly (Vargula hilgendorfii); seed shrimp

蛍族

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Japanese hotaruzoku / ほたるぞく Japanese smokers forced to smoke outside; firefly tribe

蛍火

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Japanese keiho / keho / けいほ    keika / keka / けいか Japanese light of a firefly; (female given name) Keiho; (given name) Keika

蛍雪

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Japanese keisetsu / kesetsu / けいせつ Japanese diligence in studying (e.g. continuing to study even in such poor light as offered by a firefly or that reflected by snow); diligent study

螢火

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Mandarin yíng huǒ / ying2 huo3
Taiwan ying huo
Japanese hotarubi / ほたるび    keika / keka / けいか
Chinese light of firefly; fairy light
Japanese light of a firefly

螢焰

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Mandarin yíng yàn / ying2 yan4
Taiwan ying yen
Chinese light of firefly; firefly

螢雪

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Japanese keisetsu / kesetsu / けいせつ Japanese diligence in studying (e.g. continuing to study even in such poor light as offered by a firefly or that reflected by snow); diligent study

金蛍

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Japanese kinbotaru / きんぼたる Japanese Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

ホタル

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Japanese hotaru / ホタル Japanese (kana only) firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm

蛍烏賊

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Japanese hotaruika;hotaruika / ほたるいか;ホタルイカ Japanese (kana only) firefly squid (Watasenia scintillans); sparkling enope squid

蛍狩り

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Japanese hotarugari / ほたるがり Japanese firefly catching

螢火蟲

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Mandarin yíng huǒ chóng / ying2 huo3 chong2
Taiwan ying huo ch`ung / ying huo chung
Chinese firefly; glowworm; lightning bug

ホタル族

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Japanese hotaruzoku / ホタルぞく Japanese smokers forced to smoke outside; firefly tribe

金ボタル

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Japanese kinbotaru / きんボタル Japanese Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

ウミホタル

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Japanese umihotaru / ウミホタル Japanese (kana only) sea firefly (Vargula hilgendorfii); seed shrimp

キンボタル

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Japanese kinbotaru / キンボタル Japanese Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

ヒメボタル

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Japanese himebotaru / ヒメボタル Japanese (kana only) Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

ホタルイカ

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Japanese hotaruika / ホタルイカ Japanese (kana only) firefly squid (Watasenia scintillans); sparkling enope squid

蛍雪;螢雪

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Japanese keisetsu / kesetsu / けいせつ Japanese diligence in studying (e.g. continuing to study even in such poor light as offered by a firefly or that reflected by snow); diligent study

螢火;蛍火

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Japanese keika;hotarubi / keka;hotarubi / けいか;ほたるび Japanese light of a firefly

蛍族;ホタル族

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Japanese hotaruzoku(蛍族);hotaruzoku(hotaru族) / ほたるぞく(蛍族);ホタルぞく(ホタル族) Japanese smokers forced to smoke outside; firefly tribe

金ボタル;金蛍

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Japanese kinbotaru(金botaru);kinbotaru(金蛍);kinbotaru / きんボタル(金ボタル);きんぼたる(金蛍);キンボタル Japanese (See 姫蛍) Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

蛍(P);螢(oK)

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Japanese hotaru(p);hotaru / ほたる(P);ホタル Japanese (kana only) firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Firefly
Glow Worm

hotaruyíng / ying2 / ying
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