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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 208 +0, 13 strokes, cangjie input X (HXVYV), four-corner 77717)

  1. rat, mouse, rodent
  2. Kangxi radical 208

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1527, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48390
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2063, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4772, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9F20

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 書 (26)
Final: 魚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 舒吕切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
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Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɕɨʌX/ /ɕi̯woX/ /ɕiɔX/ /ɕiɔX/ /ɕɨə̆X/ /ɕĭoX/ /ɕiɔX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
shǔ ‹ syoX › /*l̥aʔ {*[l̥]aʔ}/ rat
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
11801 0 /*hljaʔ/

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

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Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. mouse, rat, other similar rodent

Readings[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(mouse)
(rat)
(Muroidae: a common vole)
 
鼠(鼠色
grey

Originally a compound of (ne, root, more specifically signifying somewhere hidden away) +‎ 住み (sumi, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 住む sumu, “to live in a place, to reside”), meaning roughly “one who lives in hidden places”. The sumi changes to zumi due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ねずみ, katakana ネズミ, romaji nezumi)

  1. (zoology) a mouse, a rat
  2. general term for members of superfamily Muroidea, including mice, rats, voles, hamsters, gerbils, and other similar rodents
  3. short for 鼠色 (nezumi iro): the colour grey, sometimes more specifically a dark grey colour
Usage notes[edit]

Japanese does not generally distinguish between mice and rats, and both are commonly called nezumi. If a distinction is needed, speakers may use the adjectives 大きい (ōkii, large) or 小さい (chīsai, small), or may use the word マウス (mausu, borrowed from either German or English).

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as ネズミ.

Note that, although the Japanese term 子年 (​nezumidoshi, ​nedoshi) for The Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac does derive from this same nezumi term, it is not written with this kanji.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of nezumi. Used in some compounds.[2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ねず, romaji nezu)

  1. a mouse, a rat
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation of nezumi. Used in some compounds.[2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ne)

  1. a mouse, a rat
Derived terms[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
  2. 2.0 2.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seo)
Eumhun:

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

Han character[edit]

(thử)

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