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ChineseEdit

trad. (鮟鱇)
simp. (𩽾𩾌) 𩽾 𩾌
 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Japanese 鮟鱇 (あんこう)(ankō)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

鮟鱇

  1. anglerfish; monkfish

SynonymsEdit


JapaneseEdit

 
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鮟鱇 (ankō): an anglerfish, a goosefish, a monkfish.
Kanji in this term
あん
Hyōgaiji
こう
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

/angoː/ → /ankoː/

Unknown.

Various theories of the origin of あんこう(ankō) exist, such as from あんぐり(anguri) or あぐり(aguri, agape, with one's mouth wide open),[1][2] perhaps related to Korean 아귀(agwi, anglerfish). The kanji spelling is an Edo-period coinage, found for example in the 1709 biology text 大和本草 (Yamato Honzō, “Japanese Biology”), formed from earlier ateji (当て字) 安康(ankō) by adding the (fish) radical to each of the ateji characters. The current 鮟鱇 form has replaced the earlier 安康 form.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

鮟鱇 ‎(hiragana あんこう, katakana アンコウ, romaji ankō, historical hiragana あんかう)

  1. an anglerfish, a monkfish, a goosefish

Usage notesEdit

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as アンコウ.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ フリーランス雑学ライダーズ編『あて字のおもしろ雑学』 p.47 1988年 永岡書店
  2. ^ アンコウ: 語源, Japanese Wikipedia
  3. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  4. ^ 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
  5. 5.0 5.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

鮟鱇 ‎(an-gang, McCune-Reischauer: an'gang, Yale: ankang) ‎(hangeul 안강)

  1. Hanja form? of 안강, “anglerfish; monkfish”.

SynonymsEdit