See also:

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 94 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 大竹廿田 (KHTW))

  1. cat

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 714, character 27
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20535
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1127, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1352, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+732B

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Jyutping maau1, Yale maau1)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Japanese. /*ni1a-ko1ma/ > /ne1ko1ma/ > /neko/

Shortened from nekoma: see below.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana ねこ, katakana ネコ, romaji neko)

  1. a cat
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 7 page 56)
      猫: 野王案、猫、音苗、禰古麻、下總本有和名二字興河海抄引此合、本草和名同訓、或省云禰古、新撰字鏡、狸、禰古、按狸一名猫、見本草和名、似虎而小、熊捕鼠為糧
Derived termsEdit
IdiomsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Japanese. /*ni1a-ko1ma/ > /ne1ko1ma/

Originally a compound of にゃ (nya, onomatopoeia for the sound a cat makes (compare English mew)) +‎ こま (koma, four-legged animal).

Obsolete; replaced by shorter form neko in modern Japanese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana ねこま, romaji nekoma)

  1. (obsolete) a cat
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 7 page 56)
      猫: 野王案、猫、音苗、禰古麻、下總本有和名二字興河海抄引此合、本草和名同訓、或省云禰古、新撰字鏡、狸、禰古、按狸一名猫、見本草和名、似虎而小、熊捕鼠為糧

ReferencesEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

  1. (고양이 묘, goyang-i): cat

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad.

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Pinyin māo (mao1), Wade-Giles mao1)

NounEdit

(simplified, Pinyin māo, classifier , traditional )

  1. cat

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 04:22