鴨 (radical 196 鳥+5, 16 strokes, cangjie input 田中竹日火 (WLHAF), four-corner 67527)
- KangXi: page 1487, character 8
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 46823
- Dae Jaweon: page 2018, character 13
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4623, character 7
- Unihan data for U+9D28
Unknown. Possibly alteration of Old Japanese 浮かむ (ukamu, “to float”). Alternately, may derive from Middle Chinese 雁 (/ngænH/, “a type of wild goose”), borrowed with the kan'on reading gan, with initial g changing to k due to the avoidance of voiced stops at the start of Japanese words, and final n changing to mu due to apparent lack of final n in Old Japanese.
- a duck
- (slang) (from the way ducks return to the same place and are thus easy to hunt) a mark or easy target for a swindle, someone who is likely to lose at gambling or other competition
- (slang) (from the good flavor of duck meat) short for 鴨の味 (kamo no aji, “duck flavor”): a very good flavor; by extension, any remarkably good sensation or feeling, particularly describing happy married life
- (slang) (from the uniform of black clothing) short for 黒鴨 (kurogamo, “black duck”): a male servant, such as a butler or chauffeur (compare English penguin)
- 鴨る (かもる, kamoru): “to make a duck of someone”: to skillfully or cunningly beat out an opponent, such as in gambling or a swindle
- A surname.
- ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
- Sound (hangeul): [[압]] (revised: ap, McCune-Reischauer: ap, Yale: ap)
- Name (hangeul): [[오리]]()