蚯蚓

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Chinese[edit]

earthworm earthworm
simp. and trad.
(蚯蚓)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

蚯蚓

  1. earthworm (Classifier: )

Descendants[edit]

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

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular

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
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 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

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”.