See also:

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 196 +5, 16 strokes, cangjie input 田中竹日火 (WLHAF), four-corner 67527)

  1. duck

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Yale aap3, ngaap3)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

ReadingsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Possibly alteration of Old Japanese 浮かむ (ukamu, to float). Alternately, may derive from Middle Chinese (/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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana かも, katakana カモ, romaji kamo)

  1. a duck
  2. (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
  3. (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
  4. (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)

Alternative formsEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana かも, romaji Kamo)

  1. A surname​.

Alternative formsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ap)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): [[]] (revised: ap, McCune-Reischauer: ap, Yale: ap)

MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin (ya1), Wade-Giles ya1)


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(qap)


Min NanEdit

NounEdit

(traditional, POJ ap, ah)

  1. duck

SynonymsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(áp, vịt)

Last modified on 27 February 2014, at 14:12