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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.

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoetic. Compare .

Pronunciation[edit]


Dialectal pronunciations ()
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 /mɔ¹³/
/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/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (4)
Final: (92)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: Chongniu III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: miáo
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/mɣiᴇu/ /mɯiɛu/ /miæu/ /miaw/ /mjɛu/ /mĭɛu/ /mi̯ɛu/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (4)
Final: (90)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: II
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: máo
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/mɣau/ /mɯau/ /mau/ /maɨw/ /mau/ /mau/ /mau/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9101 2 /*mreːw/
9109 2 /*mrew/

Noun[edit]

貓 (A cat.)

(classifier (zhī))

  1. cat

Compounds[edit]

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji , counter , hiragana ねこ, katakana ネコ, romaji 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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