TranslingualEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Simplified from ().

Han characterEdit

(radical 94 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 大竹廿田 (KHTW), four-corner 44260, composition)

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ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This term, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

ReadingsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
ねこ
Grade: S
kun'yomi

From Old Japanese. /*ni1a-ko1ma/ > /ne1ko1ma/ > /neko/

Shortened from nekoma: see below.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , counter , hiragana ねこ, katakana ネコ, romaji neko)

  1. a cat
    • 931-938, Wamyō Ruijushō (book 7 page 56)
      猫: 野王案、猫、音苗、禰古麻、下總本有和名二字興河海抄引此合、本草和名同訓、或省云禰古、新撰字鏡、狸、禰古、按狸一名猫、見本草和名、似虎而小、熊捕鼠為糧
Derived termsEdit
IdiomsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Japanese. /*ni1a-ko1ma/ > /ne1ko1ma/

Originally a compound of にゃ ‎(nya, onomatopoeia for the sound a cat makes (compare English mew)) +‎ こま ‎(koma, four-legged animal).

Obsolete; replaced by shorter form neko in modern Japanese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana ねこま, romaji nekoma)

  1. (obsolete) a cat
    • 931-938, Wamyō Ruijushō (book 7 page 56)
      猫: 野王案、猫、音苗、禰古麻、下總本有和名二字興河海抄引此合、本草和名同訓、或省云禰古、新撰字鏡、狸、禰古、按狸一名猫、見本草和名、似虎而小、熊捕鼠為糧

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(myo) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer myo, Yale myo)

  1. (고양이 묘, goyang-i): cat
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