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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
牛-order.gif

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (when used as a left Radical)

Han character[edit]

(radical 93 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 竹手 (HQ), four-corner 25000)

  1. any bovine animal indiscriminately, including cow, bull, ox, and buffalo
  2. (astronomy) the Ox, a Chinese constellation near Capricorn
  3. Kangxi radical 93

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with the similar ("noon").

Specific or technical uses of "cow", "bull", "buffalo", etc. use the appropriate adjectival character: 母牛, 公牛, 水牛, etc.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 697, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19922
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1108, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1800, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+725B

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping ngau4, Yale ngau4)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ nyu5, Guangdong ngiu2; niu2, nieu2 [Meixian], ngiu2, ngeu2 [Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim ngiu2)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. cow, ox, cattle

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana うし, katakana ウシ, romaji ushi)

  1. cow, bull, cattle
  2. ox

Usage notes[edit]

Like other species names, usually written in katakana in scientific contexts.


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(u)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: u, McCune-Reischauer: u, Yale: wu)
  • Name (hangeul): ()

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin niú (niu2), Niú (Niu2), mào (mao4), (mu4), Wade-Giles mao4, mu4, niu2, Niu2)

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with the similar ("noon").

A general word for any kind of cattle or bovine animal. Specific or technical uses of "cow", "bull", "buffalo", "yak", etc. use the appropriate adjectival character: 母牛, 公牛, 水牛, 牦牛, etc.

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin niú).

  1. any bovine animal indiscriminately, including cow, bull, ox, and buffalo
  2. the Ox, a Chinese constellation near Capricorn
  3. (abbreviation) (unit) Newton, a contraction of 牛頓 or 牛顿 (Niúdùn)
  4. (abbreviation, colloquial) Isaac Newton, a contraction of 牛頓 or 牛顿 (Niúdùn)

Hypernyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin niú)

  1. beef, a contraction of 牛肉 (niúròu)
  2. stubborn
  3. arrogant
  4. (slang) fucking awesome, a contractation of 牛屄 (niúbī)

Compounds[edit]


Min Dong[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, POJ (gu5))

  1. a cow or ox

Derived terms[edit]


Okinawan[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(hiragana うし, romaji ushi)

Noun[edit]

(hiragana うし, romaji ushi)

  1. cow, cattle

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngưu, ngọ, ngỏ, ngõ, ngâu)


Yonaguni[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(hiragana うち, romaji uchi)

Noun[edit]

(hiragana うち, romaji uchi)

  1. cow, cattle