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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Composed of (radical animal) and , suggesting (solitary).

Han characterEdit

(radical 94 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 大竹竹女人 (KHHVO), four-corner 42230)

  1. species of fox

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 708, character 29
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20333
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1121, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1340, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+72D0

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping wu4, Yale wu4)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Kanji in this term
きつね
Hyōgaiji
kun'yomi

Various theories. The most likely is based on the root form kitsu, which may have originally been onomatopoeic for the sound of a fox's cry.[1] The final ne syllable appeared for certain by the Heian period,[2] but the meaning of the ne portion remains unclear.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana きつね, katakana キツネ, romaji kitsune)

  1. a fox
    • 794: Shin'yaku Kegonkyō Ongi Shiki
      狐狼 上扈反, 倭言岐都禰, 又狐諼獸鬼所乘有三徳, 狐疑不定也, 狼音良, 訓, 似犬也, 倭言大神也

Usage notesEdit

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as キツネ.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1937: Daigenkai (in Japanese). Reissued in 1984. ISBN 4-572-00062-X
  2. ^ 1998: 『怪異・きつね百物語』 (Yōkai: Kitsune Hyaku Monogatari, “Phantoms: 100 Fox Tales”; in Japanese). Yoshihiko Sasama. ISBN 4-639-01544-5
  3. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ho) (hangeul , revised ho, McCune-Reischauer ho, Yale ho)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (hu2), Wade-Giles hu2)

  1. a fox

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*ho)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(hồ)

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