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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on’yomi

Compound of (e, picture) +‎ (zu, drawing, diagram).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

画図 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 畫圖, hiragana えず, rōmaji ezu, historical hiragana ゑづ)

  1. Alternative spelling of 絵図: a drawing, an illustration, a diagram, a design, a plan

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on’yomi

/ɡwadu//ɡwadzu//ɡwazu/ → /ɡazu/

From Middle Chinese 畫圖 (/ɦˠwɛk̚ duo/, literally write, draw + diagram, picture).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

画図 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 畫圖, hiragana がず, rōmaji gazu, historical hiragana ぐわづ)

  1. a drawing, an illustration
Usage notesEdit

More commonly encountered as 図画 (zuga).

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 畫圖 (/ɦˠwɛk̚ duo/, literally write, draw + diagram, picture). The shift in pronunciation for the second character, from earlier goon /zu/ to later kan'on /to/, may have been influenced by, or based on a reborrowing from, a later development in Chinese. Compare modern Mandarin reading huàtú, Min Nan ōa-tô͘.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

画図 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 畫圖, hiragana がず, rōmaji gazu, historical hiragana ぐわと)

  1. a drawing, an illustration

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9