蚯蚓

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Chinese[edit]

earthworm earthworm
simp. and trad.
(蚯蚓)
alt. forms 蚯螾
丘蚓
丘螾
邱蚓
邱螾
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蚯蚓

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (29) (36)
Final () (136) (43)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kʰɨu/ /jiɪnX/
Pan
Wuyun
/kʰiu/ /jinX/
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰiəu/ /jenX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kʰuw/ /jinX/
Li
Rong
/kʰiu/ /iĕnX/
Wang
Li
/kʰĭəu/ /jĭĕnX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kʰi̯ə̯u/ /i̯ĕnX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
qiū yǐn
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
qiū yǐn
Middle
Chinese
‹ khjuw › ‹ yinX ›
Old
Chinese
/*[k]ʷʰə/ /*[ɢ](r)ə[r]ʔ/
English 蚯蚓 khjuw.yinX earth-worm earth-worm (khjuw.yinX)

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 10525 15307
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kʰʷɯ/ /*linʔ/
Notes

Noun[edit]

蚯蚓

  1. earthworm (Classifier: )

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (蚯蚓):
  • Japanese:  (きゅう) (いん) (kyūin)
  • Korean: 구인 (蚯蚓, gu-in)

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular
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 ミミズ on Japanese Wikipedia

The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓)

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

蚯蚓 (counter , hiragana みみず, katakana ミミズ, rōmaji mimizu) (alternative reading hiragana めめず, romaji memezu)

  1. an earthworm (worm (animal))
    • 2005 August 9, Sorachi, Hideaki, “だい六十四くん キャラクターはシルエットだけでどくしゃけがつくようにけよう [Lesson 64: Characters Should Be Drawn So That Readers Can Make Them Out with just the Silhouettes]”, in ぎんたま [Silver Soul], volume 8 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 4-08-873844-6:
      どっかでミミズ (しょう)便 (べん)でも ひっかけてきたんじゃないかィ? ()れるっていうよね
      Dokka de mimizu ni shōben demo hikkaketekitan ja nai ki? Harerutte iu yo ne
      Did you piss on a worm somewhere? You said swollen right?
       (なに) ()っちゃってんの  (めい) (しん)だろそんな…
      Nani itchatten no Meishin daro sonna…
      What you talkin’ about? That’s just a superstition…
Usage notes[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
きゅう
Hyōgaiji
いん
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 蚯蚓 (khjuw yinX, literally earthworm + earthworm). Compare modern Mandarin 蚯蚓 (qiūyǐn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

蚯蚓 (hiragana きゅういん, rōmaji kyūin, historical hiragana きういん)

  1. an earthworm (worm (animal))

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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 in this term

Noun[edit]

蚯蚓 (gu-in) (hangeul 구인)

  1. Hanja form? of 구인, “earthworm”.