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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (metal) + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 167 +9, 17 strokes, cangjie input 金月月口 (CBBR), four-corner 87127)

  1. cooking-pot, saucepan

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1313, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 40603
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1814, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4220, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+934B

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping wo1, Yale wo1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

: traditional nabe (both the pot and the food)
土鍋 (donabe): traditional earthenware nabe
中華鍋 (chūka nabe): "Chinese nabe", a.k.a. wok
タジン (tajin nabe): a Moroccan tajine
火鍋 (hinabe): a fondue pot
スープ (sūpu nabe): a soup pot or stockpot
Kanji in this term
なべ
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Originally a compound of Old Japanese elements (na, small snack, hors d'oeuvre) +‎ (he, a pot or pan for holding food or beverages). The he changes to be due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana なべ, romaji nabe)

  1. a broad-bottomed pot or pan
    This term is less specific than English pot or pan, and can often be used to refer to either of these. The sample images at right illustrate some of the various items that can be called a nabe in Japanese.
  2. short for 鍋物 (nabemono), a dish where everything is cooked together in a nabe; compare English hot pot or hotdish
    鍋物 (nabemono)
  3. by extension from the sense of someone working with pots and pans, a maidservant
    御鍋 (onabe)

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Korean: 냄비 (naembi, “pan, saucepan; pot”)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gwa) (hangeul , revised gwa, McCune-Reischauer kwa, Yale kwa)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin guō (guo1), Wade-Giles kuo1), guǒ

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(oa)

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