牛馬

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See also: 牛马

Chinese[edit]

ox; cow; bull horse
trad. (牛馬)
simp. (牛马)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

牛馬

  1. oxen and horses; beasts of burden

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぎゅう
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 牛馬 (ngjuw mæX, literally ox + horse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

牛馬 (hiragana ぎゅうば, rōmaji gyūba, historical hiragana ぎうば)

  1. oxen and horses, beasts of burden

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
うし
Grade: 2
うま
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Compound of (ushi, ox) +‎ (uma, horse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

牛馬 (hiragana うしうま, rōmaji ushiuma)

  1. a small breed of horse, extinct since 1947

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 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