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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Simplified from ().

Han character[edit]

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

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
ねこ
Grade: S
kun'yomi

From Old Japanese. /*ni1a-ko1ma//ne1ko1ma//neko/

Shortened from nekoma: see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , counter , hiragana ねこ, katakana ネコ, romaji neko)

  1. 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
Derived terms[edit]
Idioms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

/*ni1a-ko1ma//ne1ko1ma/

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

Obsolete; replaced by shorter form neko in modern Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana ねこま, romaji nekoma)

  1. (obsolete) 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 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

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