See also:

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
牛-order.gif

Alternative formsEdit

  • (when used as a left Radical)

Han characterEdit

(radical 93 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 竹手 (HQ), four-corner 25000)

  1. any bovine animal indiscriminately, including cow, bull, ox, and buffalo
  2. (astronomy) the Ox, a Chinese constellation near Capricorn
  3. Kangxi radical 93

Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with the similar ("noon").

Specific or technical uses of "cow", "bull", "buffalo", etc. use the appropriate adjectival character: 母牛, 公牛, 水牛, etc.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 697, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19922
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1108, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1800, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+725B

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping ngau4, Yale ngau4)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ nyu5, Guangdong ngiu2; niu2, nieu2 [Meixian], ngiu2, ngeu2 [Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim ngiu2)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. cow, ox, cattle

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana うし, katakana ウシ, romaji ushi)

  1. cow, bull, cattle
  2. ox

Usage notesEdit

Like other species names, usually written in katakana in scientific contexts.


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(u)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: u, McCune-Reischauer: u, Yale: wu)
  • Name (hangeul): ()

MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin niú (niu2), Niú (Niu2), mào (mao4), (mu4), Wade-Giles mao4, mu4, niu2, Niu2)

Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with the similar ("noon").

A general word for any kind of cattle or bovine animal. Specific or technical uses of "cow", "bull", "buffalo", "yak", etc. use the appropriate adjectival character: 母牛, 公牛, 水牛, 牦牛, etc.

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin niú).

  1. any bovine animal indiscriminately, including cow, bull, ox, and buffalo
  2. the Ox, a Chinese constellation near Capricorn
  3. (abbreviation) (unit) Newton, a contraction of 牛頓 or 牛顿 (Niúdùn)
  4. (abbreviation, colloquial) Isaac Newton, a contraction of 牛頓 or 牛顿 (Niúdùn)

HypernymsEdit

  • 玄武 (constellation)
  • 二十八宿 (constellation)

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin niú)

  1. beef, a contraction of 牛肉 (niúròu)
  2. stubborn
  3. arrogant
  4. (slang) fucking awesome, a contractation of 牛屄 (niúbī)

CompoundsEdit


Min DongEdit

PronunciationEdit


Min NanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, POJ (gu5))

  1. a cow or ox

Derived termsEdit


OkinawanEdit

KanjiEdit

(hiragana うし, romaji ushi)

NounEdit

(hiragana うし, romaji ushi)

  1. cow, cattle

CompoundsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ngưu, ngọ, ngỏ, ngõ, ngâu)


YonaguniEdit

KanjiEdit

(hiragana うち, romaji uchi)

NounEdit

(hiragana うち, romaji uchi)

  1. cow, cattle
Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 17:48