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U+8133, 脳
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8133

[U+8132]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8134]

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Han character[edit]

(radical 130, +7, 11 strokes, cangjie input 月火山大 (BFUK), composition𭕄)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 985, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29567
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): not present, would follow volume 3, page 2082, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8133

Japanese[edit]

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

Readings[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
のう
Grade: 6
goon
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(nō, nazuki): a brain in a jar.

/nau//nɔː//noː/

From Middle Chinese (MC nɑuX).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(のう) ( (kyūjitai , historical kana なう)

  1. (anatomy) the brain
    Synonym: 脳髄 (nōsui)
  2. (by extension, figuratively) one's brains, one's mental functioning
    あの()(ろう)()まれつき(のう)(よわ)い。
    Ano yarō wa umaretsuki ga yowai.
    That guy was born [with weak brains] → dim-witted.
Derived terms[edit]

Affix[edit]

(のう) ( (kyūjitai , historical kana なう)

  1. brain
  2. head
  3. chief, principal
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
なずき
Grade: 6
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling

⟨naduki1 → */nadukʲi//nad͡zuki//nazuki/

From Old Japanese.

The 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of classical verb 漬く (nazuku, to be immersed in water (or other liquid)).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(なずき) (nazuki (kyūjitai , historical kana なづき)

  1. (archaic, anatomy) the brain
  2. (archaic, by extension) the head

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan