DOMESTIC ANIMAL in the form of a SMALL WATER BIRD.
Old Chinese Criteria
1. Wù 鶩 is the domestic duck.
2. Fú 鳧 is the wild duck.
3. Yuān yāng 鴛鴦 refers to mandarin ducks, often a pair.
NB Yā 鴨 is post-Buddhist and refers to the domestic duck.
Modern Chinese Criteria
rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH ／
Attributions by syntactic funtion
Attributions by text
- 毛詩 : 7
- 楚辭 : 5
- 百喻經 : 3
- 管子 : 2
- 春秋左傳 : 1
- 禮記 : 1
- 莊子 : 1
鳧 fú OC: ba MC: bi̯o 8 Attributions
Fú 鳧 is the wild duck.
- nwild duck (much appreciated as a delicacy); 妗挀� "tame duck"????
鴛鴦 yuān yāng OC: qon qaŋ MC: ʔi̯ɐn ʔi̯ɐŋ 6 Attributions
Yuān yāng 鴛鴦 refers to mandarin ducks, often a pair.
- nnpluralmandarin duck, also known as "love-ducks"
鶩 wù OC: mos MC: mi̯o 5 Attributions
Wù 鶩 is the domestic duck.
- ndomestic duck
鴦 yāng OC: qaŋ MC: ʔi̯ɐŋ 1 Attribution
- nfemale mandarin duck
Existing SW for
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