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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 153 +9, 16 strokes, cangjie input 月竹廿田 (BHTW), four-corner 44260, composition)

  1. cat

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1202, character 30
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36595
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1664, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3914, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+8C93

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (貓), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 宵
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 武瀌切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/miᴇu/ /mi̯ɛu/ /miɛu/ /miɛu/ /miaw/ /mĭɛu/ /mjæu/
Character (貓), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 肴
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 莫交切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mɣau/ /mau/ /mau/ /mɯau/ /maɨw/ /mau/ /mau/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
māo ‹ maew › /*C.mˤraw/ cat

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9101 2 /*mreːw/
9109 2 /*mrew/

Noun[edit]

(classifier )

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) cat

Compounds[edit]

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. cat

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. cat

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

  1. cat

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(miêu, mèo)

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