鮟鱇

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. 𩽾𩾌
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

鮟鱇

  1. anglerfish, monkfish

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. /angoː//ankoː/

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 安康 (ankō) by adding the (fish) radical to each of the ateji characters. Current 鮟鱇 has replaced the earlier 安康 form.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

鮟鱇 (hiragana あんこう, romaji ankō)

  1. anglerfish, monkfish, goosefish

References[edit]

  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. ^ 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

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

鮟鱇 (angang) (hangeul 안강)

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

Synonyms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

鮟鱇

  1. Hán tự form of án khang, "anglerfish, monkfish"