See also:

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic .

Han characterEdit

(radical 195 +11, 22 strokes, cangjie input 弓火尸水土 (NFSEG), four-corner 27314)

  1. a skipjack tuna, a bonito, Katsuwonus pelamis (Japanese)
  2. a great eel (Classical Chinese)
  3. a kind of shark

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1477, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 46437
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2008, character 28
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4709, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+9C39

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Yale gin1)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

EtymologyEdit

/katuwo/ → /katuo/

From compound of (kata, "hard") + (uo, "fish"), from the long-standing practice of drying lower-grade tuna into hard blocks.

Alternately, from compound of 搗つ (katsu, "to subdue by striking") + (uo, "fish"), from the way in which these fish were subdued when catching them.

NounEdit

Katsuwonus pelamis.jpg

(hiragana かつお, romaji katsuo)

  1. skipjack tuna, bonito: Katsuwonus pelamis

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(gyeon) (hangeul [[]], revised gyeon, McCune-Reischauer kyŏn, Yale kyen)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin jiān (jian1), Wade-Giles chien1)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(kiên)

Last modified on 7 February 2014, at 07:42