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See also:
U+936C, 鍬
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-936C

[U+936B]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+936D]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 167, +9, 17 strokes, cangjie input 金竹木火 (CHDF), four-corner 89180, composition)

  1. shovel

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1315, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 40643
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1815, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4231, character 16
  • Unihan data for U+936C

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (metal) + phonetic  (OC *sʰɯw) – a metal shovel.

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. A hoe (agricultural tool)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. hoe

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Kanji in this term
くわ
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

/kupa//kufa//kuwa/

From Old Japanese.

Ultimate derivation unknown. Possibly derived from 食う (kuu, to eat up; to bite into), which has a 未然形 (mizenkei, incomplete form) of kuwa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana くわ, rōmaji kuwa, historical hiragana くは)

  1. a hoe (agricultural tool)
    • 711-712, Kojiki (poem 61)
       () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () [Man'yōgana]
      つぎねふ山代 (やましろ) () () (くわ) () ()ちし (おほ) () () (じろ) (しろ) (ただむき) ()かずけばこそ ()らずとも ()はめ [Modern spelling]
      tsuginefu Yamashiro-me no kokuwa mochi uchishi ofone nejiro no shiro-tadamuki makazukeba koso shirazu to mo iwame
      (please add an English translation of this example)

Usage notes[edit]

In compounds, this term may refer more broadly to similarly shaped tools for working the earth, such as a plough or a harrow.

Derived terms[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana くわ, rōmaji Kuwa, historical hiragana くは)

  1. a surname

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  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

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cho) (hangeul , revised cho, McCune–Reischauer ch'o, Yale cho)

  1. (가래 초): a spade, shovel, ploughshare

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thâu)

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