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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 196 +5, 16 strokes, cangjie input 田中竹日火 (WLHAF), four-corner 67527)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1487, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 46823
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2018, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4623, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+9D28

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (鴨), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 狎
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 烏甲切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɣap̚/ /ʔap̚/ /ʔap̚/ /ʔɯap̚/ /ʔaɨp̚/ /ap̚/ /ʔap̚/

Noun[edit]

  1. duck
  2. (slang) male prostitute

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibly alteration of Old Japanese 浮かむ (ukamu, to float). Alternately, may derive from Middle Chinese (/ngænH/, “a type of wild goose”), borrowed with the kan'on reading gan, with initial g changing to k due to the avoidance of voiced stops at the start of Japanese words, and final n changing to mu due to apparent lack of final n in Old Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かも, katakana カモ, romaji kamo)

  1. a duck
  2. (slang) (from the way ducks return to the same place and are thus easy to hunt) a mark or easy target for a swindle, someone who is likely to lose at gambling or other competition
  3. (slang) (from the good flavor of duck meat) short for 鴨の味 (kamo no aji, duck flavor): a very good flavor; by extension, any remarkably good sensation or feeling, particularly describing happy married life
  4. (slang) (from the uniform of black clothing) short for 黒鴨 (kurogamo, black duck): a male servant, such as a butler or chauffeur (compare English penguin)

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Derived terms[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana かも, romaji Kamo)

  1. A surname​.

Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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[edit]

(ap)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: ap, McCune-Reischauer: ap, Yale: ap)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(áp, vịt)

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