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JapaneseEdit

 ミミズク on Japanese Wikipedia
Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Hyōgaiji
Irregular

Alternative formsEdit

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, romaji zuku, historical hiragana づく, historical katakana ヅク)

  1. an eagle owl