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See also:
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
     (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.
    • 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
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]

(eumhun 고양이 (goyang-i myo))

  1. 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