(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)
/katuwo/ → /katuo/
From compound of 堅 (kata, “hard”) + 魚 (uo) + fish, from the long-standing practice of drying lower-grade tuna into hard blocks.
Alternately, from compound of 搗つ (katsu, “to subdue by striking”) + 魚 (uo, “fish”), from the way in which these fish were subdued when catching them.
鰹 (hiragana かつお, katakana カツオ, rōmaji katsuo, historical hiragana かつを)
- a skipjack tuna
鰹 • (gyeon) (hangeul 견, revised gyeon, McCune-Reischauer kyŏn, Yale kyen)
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