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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly invented in Japan,[1] using the radical on the left for its meaning of “fish”, and on the right for its phonetic value as a homophone of ‎(nen, sticky; slimy).

Han character[edit]

(radical 195 +8, 19 strokes, cangjie input 弓火人戈心 (NFOIP), four-corner 28332, composition)

  1. sheat

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 1473, character 27
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 46285
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2005, character 27
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4697, character 13
  • Unihan data for U+9BF0

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Jyutping nim4, Yale nim4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. a catfish

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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鯰 (namazu): a biologist's depiction of a Amur catfish (Japanese catfish).
Kanji in this term
なまず
Hyōgaiji
kun'yomi

Possibly a compound of ‎(nama, slippery, slimy, possible ancient alternate for name reading) +‎ ‎(zu, head).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana なまず, katakana ナマズ, romaji namazu, historical hiragana なまづ)

  1. a catfish
  2. (more specifically) the Amur catfish, Silurus asotus

Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as ナマズ.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  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
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Pinyin nián (nian2), Wade-Giles nien2)

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