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U+732B, 猫
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-732B

[U+732A]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+732C]

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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
 

Glyph originEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *mrew): semantic  + phonetic  (OC *mrew).

Han characterEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 714, character 27
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20535
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1127, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1352, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+732B

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“cat; to hide oneself; etc.”).
(This character, , is the simplified and variant form of .)
Notes:

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
(neko): a cat.
Kanji in this term
ねこ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

*⟨ni1a-ko1ma⟩⟨ne1ko1ma⟩/nekoma//neko/

From Old Japanese. Shortened from earlier nekoma (see below).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. a cat
    • 931938, 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
       (ねこ) () () (きい)る。
      Neko ga nihiki iru.
      There are two cats.
       (いえ)には (ねこ)三匹 (さんびき)います。
      Ie ni wa neko ga sanbiki imasu.
      There are three cats in the house.
Derived termsEdit
IdiomsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
ねこま
Grade: S
kun’yomi

*⟨ni1a-ko1ma⟩⟨ne1ko1ma⟩/nekoma/

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

Obsolete; replaced by shorter form neko in modern Japanese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana ねこま, rōmaji nekoma)

  1. (obsolete) a cat
    • 931938, 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 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

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

  1. (고양이 묘, goyang-i): cat

OkinawanEdit

YaeyamaEdit

KanjiEdit

(hiragana まやー, romaji mayā)

NounEdit

(hiragana まやー, romaji mayā)

  1. cat

YoronEdit

KanjiEdit

(hiragana みゃんか, romaji myanka)

NounEdit

(hiragana みゃんか, romaji myanka)

  1. cat