百足

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Chinese[edit]

hundred foot; to be sufficient
simp. and trad.
(百足)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

百足

  1. (poetic or dialectal) centipede
  2. (poetic) diplopod

Synonyms[edit]

  • (centipede):
Dialectal synonyms of 蜈蚣 (“centipede”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 蜈蚣百足螂蛆
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 蜈蚣
Mandarin Beijing 蜈蚣
Taiwan 蜈蚣
Tianjin 蜈蚣
Harbin 蜈蚣
Jinan 蜈蚣
Xi'an 蜈蚣
Wuhan 蜈蚣多腳蟲
Chengdu 蜈蚣蟲
Yangzhou 百腳
Hefei 蜈蚣
Cantonese Guangzhou 百足
Yangjiang 百足
Gan Nanchang 蜈蚣蜈蚣蟲
Hakka Meixian 蜈蚣蟲
Jin Taiyuan 蜈蚣
Min Bei Jian'ou 蛇蚣
Min Dong Fuzhou 紅蚣
Min Nan Xiamen 蜈蚣
Chaozhou 蜈蚣
Wu Shanghai 百腳蜈蚣
Suzhou 百腳
Wenzhou 蜈蚣
Xiang Changsha 蜈蚣蜈蚣蟲
Shuangfeng 蜈蚣蟲

Japanese[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese, of unknown derivation; some theories include:

  1.  () (mu, six) +  () (ka, "ten" or meaningless ateji, see 五十嵐) +  () (te, hand), literally "sixty hands"; centipedes have more or less than one hundred legs, or
  2. ももがて (momo ga te):  (もも) (momo, hundred) + (ga, historical possessive) +  () (te, hand), litereally "hundred hands" (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

The kanji, from Chinese 百足, are jukujikun (熟字訓).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Noun[edit]

百足 (hiragana むかで, katakana ムカデ, rōmaji mukade) (standard)
(alternative reading hiragana むかぜ, romaji mukaze) (Kagoshima dialect)

  1. a centipede

See also[edit]


Miyako[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

百足 (hiragana んかじ, romaji nkaji)

  1. a centipede

Oki-No-Erabu[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

百足 (hiragana むかじ, romaji mukaji)

  1. a centipede

Toku-No-Shima[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

百足 (hiragana ぬかで, romaji nukade)

  1. a centipede