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See also:
U+8C93, 貓
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8C93

[U+8C92]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8C94]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 153 +8, 15 strokes, cangjie input 月竹廿田 (BHTW), four-corner 44260, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1202, character 30
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36595
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1664, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3914, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+8C93

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*mreːw, *mrew
*mreːw, *mrew
*mreːw, *mreːwʔ
*mreːwʔ, *mreːws, *mrew
*mrew
*mrew
庿 *mrews

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *mreːw, *mrew): semantic  + phonetic  (OC *mrew).

Etymology[edit]

“cat”
Onomatopoetic. Compare (miāo, “meow, the onomatopoeic cry of a cat”).
“modem”
Borrowing from English modem.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: máo - “to bend over”.
Note:
  • mà - vernacular;
  • mièu - literary.
Note:
  • bâ/niau - vernacular;
  • bâu - literary.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (4) (4)
Final () (92) (90)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () Chongniu III II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mˠiᴇu/ /mˠau/
Pan
Wuyun
/mᵚiɛu/ /mᵚau/
Shao
Rongfen
/miæu/ /mau/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/miaw/ /maɨw/
Li
Rong
/mjɛu/ /mau/
Wang
Li
/mĭɛu/ /mau/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mi̯ɛu/ /mau/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
miáo máo
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
No. 9101 9109
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mreːw/ /*mrew/

Definitions[edit]

  1. cat (Classifier: m c)
  2. (dialectal) to hide oneself
  3. (Mandarin, colloquial) to bend over; to stoop
  4. (loanword, colloquial) modem

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji , counter , hiragana ねこ, katakana ネコ, rōmaji neko)

  1. cat

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(myo) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer myo, Yale myo)

  1. cat

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mèo, miêu)

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