浮子

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Chinese[edit]

to float
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(浮子)

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Noun[edit]

浮子

  1. (colloquial) float (object attached to a fishing line)

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1
Irregular

A shift in meaning from 網端 (aba, the edge of a fishing net), from the way that floats or weights are attached to the edge of a net.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

浮子 (hiragana あば, rōmaji aba)

  1. a fishnet float
  2. (less common) a fishnet weight
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
う(き)
Grade: S

Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Compound of 浮き (uki, floating; floater) +‎ (ko, small thing).[1]

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Noun[edit]

浮子 (hiragana うきこ, rōmaji ukiko)

  1. (uncommon) a fishnet float

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1
Irregular

The 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 浮く (uku, to float).[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

浮子 (hiragana うき, rōmaji uki)

  1. a float used in fishing
  2. a fishnet float
  3. a buoy
  4. a float in a tank or other container, used to determine the level of liquid
  5. a float used for safety or rescue, to keep a person from drowning
  6. the areas between the scutes on a tortoiseshell
  7. (Noh theater) singing in a higher tone than the previous melody
  8. (puppeteer jargon) a boat, a ship

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1
Irregular

The 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 浮ける (ukeru, to make something float).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

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Noun[edit]

浮子 (hiragana うけ, rōmaji uke)

  1. a float used in fishing
  2. a fishnet float
  3. a float used for safety or rescue, to keep a person from drowning
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Etymology 5[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: 1
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 浮子 (MC bɨu t͡sɨX).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

浮子 (hiragana ふし, rōmaji fushi)

  1. a float used in fishing

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN