Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

猫 (貓) māo

māo noun cat
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Nature 大自然 , Concept: Animal 动物
Notes: For example, 把猫说成虎 'to describe a cat as a tiger' [to exaggerate] (Suyu, p. 15; Unihan '貓')

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Er Ya 《爾雅》 《釋獸》 Explanation of Beasts 2
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《豸部》 Zhì Radical 1
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《犬部》 Quǎn Dog 1
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《郊特牲》 The Single Victim at the Border Sacrifices 1


Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
虦猫 虦貓 虎竊毛謂之虦貓 Er Ya 《爾雅》 《釋獸》 Explanation of Beasts 3