蚯蚓

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Chinese[edit]

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earthworm earthworm
simp. and trad.
(蚯蚓)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

蚯蚓

  1. earthworm

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (蚯蚓):


Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. earthworm
Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as ミミズ.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. earthworm

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 word

Noun[edit]

蚯蚓 ‎(gu-in) ‎(hangeul 구인)

  1. Hanja form? of 구인, “earthworm”.