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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 口廿田 (RTW), four-corner 64060, composition)

  1. onomatopoeic reference to the mew of the cat; meow.

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 201, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4024
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 637, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+55B5

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping miu1, Yale miu1)


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin miāo (miao1), Wade-Giles miao1)

Interjection[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin miāo)

  1. Onomatopoeic reference to the mew of the cat; meow.

Synonyms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mếu, miêu)