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U+732B, 猫
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-732B

[U+732A]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+732C]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
11 strokes
Japanese
Simplified
Traditional

Han character[edit]

(radical 94 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 大竹廿田 (KHTW), four-corner 44260, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 714, character 27
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20535
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1127, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1352, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+732B

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*mreːw, *mrew
*mreːw, *mrew
*mreːw, *mreːwʔ
*mreːwʔ, *mreːws, *mrew
*mrew
*mrew
庿 *mrews

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *mrew): semantic  + phonetic  (OC *mrew).

Definitions[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“cat; to hide oneself; etc.”).
(This character, , is the simplified and variant form of .)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(neko): a cat.
Kanji in this term
ねこ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

*⟨ni1a-ko1ma⟩⟨ne1ko1ma⟩/nekoma//neko/

From Old Japanese. Shortened from earlier nekoma (see below).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(counter , hiragana ねこ, katakana ネコ, rōmaji neko)

  1. a cat
    • 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 7, page 56:
      猫: 野王案、猫、音苗、禰古麻、下總本有和名二字興河海抄引此合、本草和名同訓、或省云禰古、新撰字鏡、狸、禰古、按狸一名猫、見本草和名、似虎而小、熊捕鼠為糧
       (ねこ) () () (きい)る。
      Neko ga nihiki iru.
      There are two cats.
       (いえ)には (ねこ)三匹 (さんびき)います。
      Ie ni wa neko ga sanbiki imasu.
      There are three cats in the house.
Derived terms[edit]
Idioms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
ねこま
Grade: S
kun’yomi

*⟨ni1a-ko1ma⟩⟨ne1ko1ma⟩/nekoma/

From Old Japanese. Originally a compound of にゃ (nya, onomatopoeia for the sound a cat makes (compare English mew, meow)) +‎ こま (koma, four-legged animal).

Obsolete; replaced by shorter form neko in modern Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ねこま, rōmaji nekoma)

  1. (obsolete) a cat
    • 931938, Wamyō Ruijushō, book 7, page 56:
      猫: 野王案、猫、音苗、禰古麻、下總本有和名二字興河海抄引此合、本草和名同訓、或省云禰古、新撰字鏡、狸、禰古、按狸一名猫、見本草和名、似虎而小、熊捕鼠為糧

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(myo) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer myo, Yale myo)

  1. (고양이 묘, goyang-i): cat

Okinawan[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(hiragana まやー, romaji mayā)

Noun[edit]

(hiragana まやー, romaji mayā)

  1. cat

Compounds[edit]


Yaeyama[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(hiragana まやー, romaji mayā)

Noun[edit]

(hiragana まやー, romaji mayā)

  1. cat

Yoron[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(hiragana みゃんか, romaji myanka)

Noun[edit]

(hiragana みゃんか, romaji myanka)

  1. cat