Last modified on 22 August 2014, at 19:37
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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Han characterEdit

(radical 195 +12, 23 strokes, cangjie input 弓火廿田戈 (NFTWI), four-corner 28346)

  1. barbel

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1478, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 46492
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2009, character 33
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4715, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+9C52

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping cyun5, zyun1, Yale chyun5, jyun1)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

ReadingsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Generally thought to derive from a Korean dialectical term for the fish entering Japanese as (matsu no uo, "pine fish", possibly in reference to wooded streams where it can be caught), combining with or being influenced by the verb 増す (masu, "to be excellent, superior", in reference to the size, flavor, and other favorable characteristics of the fish).

NounEdit

(hiragana ます, romaji masu)

  1. trout, sea trout: more specifically, fish belonging to genera of the family Salmonidae: Salmo, Oncorhynchus, Coregonus, or Salvelinus

Usage notesEdit

  • As with many biological and scientific terms, this word is more often spelled in katakana as マス.

Alternative formsEdit

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(jun) (hangeul , revised jun, McCune-Reischauer chun, Yale cwun)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin zùn (zun4), Wade-Giles tsun4)

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