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

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

Translingual[edit]

Japanese
Simplified
Traditional

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”
Borrowed from English modem.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

    • Dialectal data
    Variety Location
    Mandarin Beijing /mɑu⁵⁵/
    Harbin /mau⁴⁴/
    Tianjin /mɑu⁴⁵/
    Jinan /mɔ⁴²/
    /mɔ²¹³/ 瞧~兒
    Qingdao /mɔ⁴²/
    Zhengzhou /mau⁴²/
    Xi'an /mau²⁴/
    Xining /mɔ²⁴/
    Yinchuan /mɔ⁵³/
    Lanzhou /mɔ³¹/
    Ürümqi /mɔ⁵¹/
    Wuhan /mau⁵⁵/
    Chengdu /mau⁵⁵/
    Guiyang /mao⁵⁵/
    Kunming /mɔ⁴⁴/
    Nanjing /mɔo²⁴/
    Hefei /mɔ²¹/
    Jin Taiyuan /mau¹¹/
    Pingyao /mɔ¹³/
    Hohhot /mɔ³¹/
    Wu Shanghai /mɔ²³/
    /mɔ⁵³/
    Suzhou /mæ¹³/
    Hangzhou /mɔ²¹³/
    Wenzhou /m̠uɔ³³/
    Hui Shexian /mɔ³¹/
    Tunxi /mən²⁴/
    Xiang Changsha /miau³³/
    /mau³³/
    Xiangtan /maɯ³³/
    Gan Nanchang /mɑu⁴⁵/
    /miɛu⁴²/
    Hakka Meixian /miau⁵³/
    Taoyuan /meu⁵⁵/
    Cantonese Guangzhou /mau⁵⁵/
    Nanning /mau⁵⁵/
    /mɛu⁵⁵/
    Hong Kong /mau⁵⁵/
    Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /bau³⁵/
    /niau⁵⁵/
    Fuzhou (Min Dong) /ma⁵³/
    Jian'ou (Min Bei) /me³³/
    /miau³³/
    Shantou (Min Nan) /ŋiãu³³/
    Haikou (Min Nan) /va³¹/
    /niau³⁵/
    /niau²³/

    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]

    (counter , hiragana ねこ, katakana ネコ, rōmaji neko)

    1. Alternative form of (cat)

    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (myo) (hangeul )

    1. cat

    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (mèo, miêu)

    1. cat