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KANJI: GYUU ushi (cow, bull)

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Character Etymology:

From a stylized pictograph of a cow's head with horns. Scholarly opinion is diveded as to whether or not the lower of the two horizontal strokes depicts the ears or the crown of the head.

A Listing of All On-Yomi and Kun-Yomi Readings:

on-yomi: GYUU
kun-yomi: ushi gi-

Nanori Readings:

Nanori: uji go

English Definitions:

  1. GO, GYUU: beef, cow.
  2. ushi: cattle, cow, bull, ox.

Character Index Numbers:

New Nelson: 3532
Henshall: 97

Unicode Encoded Version:

Unicode Encoded Compound Examples:

牛耳 (gyuuji): ox ears.
牛肉 (gyuuniku): beef.
牛乳 (gyuunyuu): milk.
牛鍋 (gyuunabe): a popular Japanese beef and vetable dish, sukiyaki.

 

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