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Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Hyōgaiji
Irregular
Alternative spellings 木兎




角鴟
鴟鵂
耳木菟
耳木兎

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Perhaps from 耳付く (literally eared), from (mimi, ear) +‎ 付く (tsuku, to be attached with), in reference to the hair that resembles ears on the head. The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)
    • (Tokyo) ずく [mìmíꜜzùkù] (Nakadaka – [2])
    • IPA(key): [mʲimʲizɨᵝkɯ̟ᵝ]

NounEdit

木菟 (hiragana みみずく, katakana ミミズク, rōmaji mimizuku, historical hiragana みみづく, historical katakana ミミヅク)
(alternative reading hiragana ずく, katakana ズク, rōmaji zuku, historical hiragana づく, historical katakana ヅク)

  1. a horned owl

Derived termsEdit