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U+53A8, 厨
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-53A8

[U+53A7]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+53A9]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 27 +10, 12 strokes, cangjie input 一一廿戈 (MMTI), composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 162, character 37
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3005
  • Dae Jaweon: page 370, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 75, character 24
  • Unihan data for U+53A8

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is the simplified and variant traditional form of .)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
くりや
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

Originally a compound of (kuri, black; dark-colored, cognate with (kuro, black); in reference to the darkening of the walls from soot from cooking fires) +‎ (ya, house; shed).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana くりや, rōmaji kuriya)

  1. kitchen
  2. Abbreviation of 厨人 (chef).
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese (MC ɖɨo). The kan'on pronunciation, so likely a later borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana ちゅう, rōmaji chū)

  1. kitchen
Synonyms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

Only found in compounds, never in isolation.

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

Appears to be a punning phonetic use based on (chū, in the middle of something; addict of something).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana ちゅう, rōmaji -chū)

  1. (Internet slang) freak, nerd
    ニコ (ちゅう)
    niko-chū
    Niconico addict
Compounds[edit]
See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9