Last modified on 2 June 2014, at 16:20

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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

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

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

ChineseEdit

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PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (鴨), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 狎
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 烏甲切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɣap̚/ /ʔap̚/ /ʔap̚/ /ʔɯap̚/ /ʔaɨp̚/ /ap̚/ /ʔap̚/

NounEdit

  1. duck
  2. (slang) male prostitute

SynonymsEdit


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)

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Derived termsEdit

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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)
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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(áp, vịt)

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