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Butterfly

Posted: 2005-07-28, 18:45
by Gormur
English: butterfly
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй

Japanese: 蝶々 (ちょうちょ, chōcho), 蝶 (ちょう, chō)

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة f (farāsha)

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq


Interesting find:

Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Old English: buttorfleoge
Middle English: buterflie


I'm not sure of the characters used for the second Hokkien word above, and am only going by what a friend has told me. The first one comes from a Taiwanese dictionary. Should there not be tone markings here though? I have not learned much about the various pinyin systems and I do know that Taiwan sometimes uses different writing systems from those of China.

Posted: 2005-07-28, 19:09
by Malcolm
French : Papillon

Posted: 2005-07-28, 19:38
by Loiks
English: butterfly
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй

Japanese: 蝶々 (ちょうちょ, chōcho), 蝶 (ちょう, chō)

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة f (farāsha)

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perho



Interesting find:

Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Old English: buttorfleoge
Middle English: buterflie

Posted: 2005-07-28, 20:28
by Liisi
The Finnish perho does mean "butterfly", but it's a rare word. I don't remember seeing it anywhere else than poetry. The normal word for "butterfly" is perhonen.

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English: butterfly
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй

Japanese: 蝶々 (ちょうちょ, chōcho), 蝶 (ちょう, chō)

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة f (farāsha)

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho


Interesting find:

Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Old English: buttorfleoge
Middle English: buterflie

Posted: 2005-07-28, 22:16
by Leviwosc
Afrikaans: vlinder
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Dutch: vlinder
English: butterfly
Frisian: flinter
German: Schmetterling / Falter
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]
Swedish: fjäril
Yiddish: פֿלאַטערל (flaterl)

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй

Japanese: 蝶々 (ちょうちょ, chōcho), 蝶 (ちょう, chō)

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة f (farāsha)

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho


Interesting find:

Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Old English: buttorfleoge
Middle English: buterflie

Posted: 2005-07-28, 22:33
by Kirk
Afrikaans: vlinder
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Dutch: vlinder
English: butterfly
Frisian: flinter
German: Schmetterling / Falter
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]
Swedish: fjäril
Yiddish: פֿלאַטערל (flaterl)

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй

Japanese: 蝶々 (ちょうちょ, chōcho), 蝶 (ちょう, chō)

Korean: 나비 Romanization "nabi" IPA /napi/--> [nabi]


Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة f (farāsha)

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho


Interesting find:

Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Old English: buttorfleoge
Middle English: buterflie[/quote]

Posted: 2005-07-28, 23:36
by Psi-Lord
I added Portuguese, readded French, reorganised the Germanic list, and corrected the Japanese entry (there are two ōs, and since 蝶 isn't part of the 常用漢字—at least according to the 大辞林—, it's not often used).

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Afrikaans: vlinder
Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Dutch: vlinder
English: butterfly
Frisian: flinter
German: Schmetterling / Falter
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Middle English: buterflie
Old English: buttorfleoge
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]
Swedish: fjäril
Yiddish: פֿלאַטערל [flaterl]

French: papillion
Portuguese: borboleta

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй [erveehey]

Japanese: ちょうちょう [chōchō], ちょう [chō]

Korean: 나비 Romanization "nabi" IPA /napi/--> [nabi]

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة (f) [farāsha]

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho

Posted: 2005-07-28, 23:39
by Psi-Lord
Correcting French (I misspelt it, but can't edit my message), and adding Romanian.

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Afrikaans: vlinder
Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Dutch: vlinder
English: butterfly
Frisian: flinter
German: Schmetterling / Falter
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Middle English: buterflie
Old English: buttorfleoge
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]
Swedish: fjäril
Yiddish: פֿלאַטערל [flaterl]

French: papillon
Portuguese: borboleta
Romanian: fluture

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй [erveehey]

Japanese: ちょうちょう [chōchō], ちょう [chō]

Korean: 나비 Romanization "nabi" IPA /napi/--> [nabi]

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة (f) [farāsha]

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho[/quote]

Posted: 2005-07-29, 4:06
by Mulder-21
Afrikaans: vlinder
Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Dutch: vlinder
English: butterfly
Faroese: firvaldur, fiðrildi, summarfuglur (for some reason, I'm sure, that 'summarfuglur' is a breed of 'firvaldur/fiðrildi' but I need to look into this
Frisian: flinter
German: Schmetterling / Falter
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Middle English: buterflie
Old English: buttorfleoge
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]
Swedish: fjäril
Yiddish: פֿלאַטערל [flaterl]

French: papillon
Italian: farfalla
Portuguese: borboleta
Romanian: fluture
Spanish: mariposa

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй [erveehey]

Japanese: ちょうちょう [chōchō], ちょう [chō]

Korean: 나비 Romanization "nabi" IPA /napi/--> [nabi]

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة (f) [farāsha]

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho

Posted: 2005-07-29, 4:57
by Ariki
Afrikaans: vlinder
Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Dutch: vlinder
English: butterfly
Faroese: firvaldur, fiðrildi, summarfuglur (for some reason, I'm sure, that 'summarfuglur' is a breed of 'firvaldur/fiðrildi' but I need to look into this
Frisian: flinter
German: Schmetterling / Falter
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Middle English: buterflie
Old English: buttorfleoge
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]
Swedish: fjäril
Yiddish: פֿלאַטערל [flaterl]

French: papillon
Italian: farfalla
Portuguese: borboleta
Romanian: fluture
Spanish: mariposa

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй [erveehey]

Japanese: ちょうちょう [chōchō], ちょう [chō]

Korean: 나비 Romanization "nabi" IPA /napi/--> [nabi]

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe

Reo Māori (CI): pepe
Reo Māori (NZ): pēpepe, pūrerehua
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)
Vānanga Rapa Nui :pepa, peparere


Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة (f) [farāsha]

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho

Posted: 2005-07-29, 6:05
by kibo
Afrikaans: vlinder
Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Dutch: vlinder
English: butterfly
Faroese: firvaldur, fiðrildi, summarfuglur (for some reason, I'm sure, that 'summarfuglur' is a breed of 'firvaldur/fiðrildi' but I need to look into this
Frisian: flinter
German: Schmetterling / Falter
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Middle English: buterflie
Old English: buttorfleoge
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]
Swedish: fjäril
Yiddish: פֿלאַטערל [flaterl]

French: papillon
Italian: farfalla
Portuguese: borboleta
Romanian: fluture
Spanish: mariposa

Serbian: лептир [leptir]

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй [erveehey]

Japanese: ちょうちょう [chōchō], ちょう [chō]

Korean: 나비 Romanization "nabi" IPA /napi/--> [nabi]

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe

Reo Māori (CI): pepe
Reo Māori (NZ): pēpepe, pūrerehua
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)
Vānanga Rapa Nui :pepa, peparere

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة (f) [farāsha]
Hebrew: פרפר [parpar]

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho

Posted: 2005-07-29, 6:21
by Mantaz
Afrikaans: vlinder
Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Dutch: vlinder
English: butterfly
Faroese: firvaldur, fiðrildi, summarfuglur (for some reason, I'm sure, that 'summarfuglur' is a breed of 'firvaldur/fiðrildi' but I need to look into this
Frisian: flinter
German: Schmetterling / Falter
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Middle English: buterflie
Old English: buttorfleoge
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]
Swedish: fjäril
Yiddish: פֿלאַטערל [flaterl]

French: papillon
Italian: farfalla
Portuguese: borboleta
Romanian: fluture
Spanish: mariposa

Lithuanian: drugelis
Latvian: tauriņš


Serbian: лептир [leptir]

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй [erveehey]

Japanese: ちょうちょう [chōchō], ちょう [chō]

Korean: 나비 Romanization "nabi" IPA /napi/--> [nabi]

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe

Reo Māori (CI): pepe
Reo Māori (NZ): pēpepe, pūrerehua
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)
Vānanga Rapa Nui :pepa, peparere

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة (f) [farāsha]
Hebrew: פרפר [parpar]

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho
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Posted: 2005-07-29, 6:33
by Psi-Lord
Just out of curiosity, I'd like to point that mariposa is a false friend between Portuguese and Spanish—while it means 'butterfly' in Spanish, it means 'moth' in Portuguese. I'm not sure about which is the word for 'moth' in Spanish, though my dictionary says mariposa nocturna.

ES mariposa / PT borboleta:

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ES mariposa nocturna (?) / PT mariposa:

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Posted: 2005-07-29, 6:48
by Psi-Lord
As usual, a bit of etymology—

Italian farfalla: controverse origin, possibly from an onomatopoeic expression.

Portuguese borboleta: controverse origin. Some claim it comes from a radical papill (from which French papillon would also derive), linking it to Latin papilio; others claim it comes from a vulgar Latin form belbellita < bel- + bellus + -ita, 'little beautiful one'. Neither of these forms is attested in documents, though. Galician-Portuguese seemed to have berbeleta for it, and borboleta can be found from the 16th century on.

Romanian fluture: controverse origin, possibly from a vulgar Latin form flutulus, related to the Latin verb fluito / fluto, 'to float', 'to move in a waving manner', 'to undulate'.

Spanish mariposa < María (personal name) + posa (2nd person singular Imperative of the verb posar, 'to alight').

Posted: 2005-07-29, 6:58
by Psi-Lord
Afrikaans: vlinder
Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Dutch: vlinder
English: butterfly
Faroese: firvaldur, fiðrildi, summarfuglur (for some reason, I'm sure, that 'summarfuglur' is a breed of 'firvaldur/fiðrildi' but I need to look into this
Frisian: flinter
German: Schmetterling / Falter
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Middle English: buterflie
Old English: buttorfleoge
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]
Swedish: fjäril
Yiddish: פֿלאַטערל [flaterl]

Catalan: papallona
French: papillon
Galician: bolboreta
Italian: farfalla
Portuguese: borboleta
Romanian: fluture
Spanish: mariposa

Lithuanian: drugelis
Latvian: tauriņš

Serbian: лептир [leptir]

Greek: πεταλούδα [petaludha]

Persian: پروانه [parvâne]

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй [erveehey]

Japanese: ちょうちょう [chōchō], ちょう [chō]

Korean: 나비 Romanization "nabi" IPA /napi/--> [nabi]

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe

Reo Māori (CI): pepe
Reo Māori (NZ): pēpepe, pūrerehua
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)
Vānanga Rapa Nui :pepa, peparere

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة (f) [farāsha]
Hebrew: פרפר [parpar]

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho

Posted: 2005-07-29, 8:58
by Kubi
Some more etymology (and a quite interesting one, I think):

The German Word Schmetterling was originally "Schmettenling" and came from East middle German "Schmetten" for cream. This in turn was built from Czech "smetana" (same meaning).
The word thus conserves the old popular belief that witches flew as butterflies to steal milk and cream.

"Butterfly", by the way, has its roots in the same belief.

Posted: 2005-07-29, 10:48
by frank74
For a thorough discussion about the etymology of butterflies see this unilang thread, or better continue there:

"Butterfly" in different languages (etymology)

Posted: 2005-08-01, 0:23
by Moonshadow
Afrikaans: vlinder
Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Dutch: vlinder
English: butterfly
Faroese: firvaldur, fiðrildi, summarfuglur (for some reason, I'm sure, that 'summarfuglur' is a breed of 'firvaldur/fiðrildi' but I need to look into this
Frisian: flinter
German: Schmetterling / Falter
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Middle English: buterflie
Old English: buttorfleoge
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]
Swedish: fjäril
Yiddish: פֿלאַטערל [flaterl]

Catalan: papallona
French: papillon
Galician: bolboreta
Italian: farfalla
Portuguese: borboleta
Romanian: fluture
Spanish: mariposa

Lithuanian: drugelis
Latvian: tauriņš

Serbian: лептир [leptir]

Greek: πεταλούδα [petaludha]

Persian: پروانه [parvâne]

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй [erveehey]

Japanese: ちょうちょう [chōchō], ちょう [chō]

Korean: 나비 Romanization "nabi" IPA /napi/--> [nabi]

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe

Hawai‘ian: pūlelehua
Reo Māori (CI): pepe
Reo Māori (NZ): pēpepe, pūrerehua
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)
Vānanga Rapa Nui :pepa, peparere

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة (f) [farāsha]
Hebrew: פרפר [parpar]

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho

Posted: 2008-06-26, 15:55
by Aleco
Afrikaans: vlinder
Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Dutch: vlinder
English: butterfly
Faroese: firvaldur, fiðrildi, summarfuglur (for some reason, I'm sure, that 'summarfuglur' is a breed of 'firvaldur/fiðrildi' but I need to look into this
Frisian: flinter
German: Schmetterling / Falter
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Middle English: buterflie
Old English: buttorfleoge
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]
Swedish: fjäril
Yiddish: פֿלאַטערל [flaterl]

Catalan: papallona
French: papillon
Galician: bolboreta
Italian: farfalla
Portuguese: borboleta
Romanian: fluture
Spanish: mariposa

Lithuanian: drugelis
Latvian: tauriņš

Serbian: лептир [leptir]

Greek: πεταλούδα [petaludha]

Persian: پروانه [parvâne]

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй [erveehey]

Japanese: ちょうちょう [chōchō], ちょう [chō]

Korean: 나비 Romanization "nabi" IPA /napi/--> [nabi]

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe

Hawai‘ian: pūlelehua
Reo Māori (CI): pepe
Reo Māori (NZ): pēpepe, pūrerehua
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)
Vānanga Rapa Nui :pepa, peparere

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة (f) [farāsha]
Hebrew: פרפר [parpar]

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho
Northern Sami: beaiveloddi

Posted: 2008-06-26, 16:42
by fadoli
Afrikaans: vlinder
Anglo Saxon: fifoldara
Danish: sommerfugl ('summer bird')
Danish (North Jutland): sommerflue ('summer fly')
Danish (South Jutland): skurvefugl
Dutch: vlinder
English: butterfly
Faroese: firvaldur, fiðrildi, summarfuglur (for some reason, I'm sure, that 'summarfuglur' is a breed of 'firvaldur/fiðrildi' but I need to look into this
Frisian: flinter
German: Schmetterling / Falter
Icelandic: fiðrildi
Middle English: buterflie
Old English: buttorfleoge
Norwegian (Bm): sommerfugl [/full] ('summer bird')
Norwegian (Nn): sumarfugl/sommarfugl [/fugl]
Swedish: fjäril
Yiddish: פֿלאַטערל [flaterl]

Catalan: papallona
French: papillon
Galician: bolboreta
Italian: farfalla
Portuguese: borboleta
Romanian: fluture
Spanish: mariposa
Occitan: parpalhon
Lombard: parpajon


Lithuanian: drugelis
Latvian: tauriņš

Serbian: лептир [leptir]

Greek: πεταλούδα [petaludha]

Persian: پروانه [parvâne]

Khalka Mongol: эрвээхэй [erveehey]

Japanese: ちょうちょう [chōchō], ちょう [chō]

Korean: 나비 Romanization "nabi" IPA /napi/--> [nabi]

Taiwanese (Hokkien): 蝴蝶 [_o'diab], ya-a

Paiwan (native to Taiwan): kalidungudungul

Samoan: pepe

Hawai‘ian: pūlelehua
Reo Māori (CI): pepe
Reo Māori (NZ): pēpepe, pūrerehua
Tahitian: pepe (daytime), pūrehua (night)
Vānanga Rapa Nui :pepa, peparere

Cebuano: alibangbang, kaba-kaba
Waray Waray: rapudapo

Malayalam: poompatta
Malay: kupukupu, ramarama

Arabic (Standard): فراشة (f) [farāsha]
Hebrew: פרפר [parpar]

Inuktitut: tarralikitaaq
Inupiak: taqalukisaq

Estonian: liblikas
Finnish: perhonen, perho
Northern Sami: beaiveloddi