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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Han character[edit]

(radical 94 +12, 15 strokes, cangjie input 火口戈大 (FRIK), composition ⿰⿳⿱)

  1. beast, animal
  2. bestial

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 719, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20714
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1130, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 2, page 1369, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+7363

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
けだもの
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Literally "thing of hair". Compound of (ke, hair) +‎ (da, genitive marker) +‎ (mono, thing).[1][2] Medial -da- is a very rare genitive marker found in compounds, also seen in 果物 (kudamono, fruit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana けだもの, romaji kedamono)

  1. an animal covered in fur, a beast
    • 1079, Konkōmyō Saishōōkyō Ongi (page 6 (back))
      ケタモノ

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
けもの
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Literally "hair thing". Compound of (ke, hair) +‎ (mono, thing).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana けもの, romaji kemono)

  1. an animal covered in fur, a beast

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
しし
Grade: S
Irregular

From (shishi, meat, flesh).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana しし, romaji shishi)

  1. (archaic) a beast (used for its meat, such as a boar or a deer)
Idioms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
じゅう
Grade: S
kan'yōon

/siu//ɕiu//d͡ʑiu//d͡ʑuː/

From Middle Chinese (syuwH, (wild) animal). Compare modern Mandarin reading shòu, Min Nan siù.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana じゅう, romaji , historical hiragana じう)

  1. beast
Derived terms[edit]
Idioms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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 2.6 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 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
  • 1979 [1079], Hiroshi Tsukishima, Kojisho Ongi Shūsei 12: Konkōmyō Saishōōkyō Ongi (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Kyūko Shoin, ISBN 4-7629-3099-7:

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(su) (hangeul , revised su, McCune-Reischauer su, Yale swu)

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