← 92 Radical 93 (U+2F5C) 94 →
(U+725B) "cow"
Pronunciations
Pinyin:niú
Bopomofo:ㄋㄧㄡˊ
Gwoyeu Romatzyh:niou
Wade–Giles:niu2
Cantonese Yale:ngàuh
Jyutping:ngau4
Pe̍h-ōe-jī:giû
Japanese Kana:ギュウ gyū / ゴ go (on'yomi)
うし ushi (kun'yomi)
Sino-Korean:우 u
Names
Chinese name(s):(牜) 牛字旁 niúzìpáng
(Bottom) 牛字底 niúzìdǐ
Japanese name(s):牛/うし ushi
(牜) 牛偏/うしへん ushihen
Hangul:소 so
Stroke order animation

Radical 93 or radical cow (牛部) meaning "cow" or "bulls" is one of the 34 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of 4 strokes.

When appearing at the left side of a Chinese character, it transforms into , with the last two strokes switching their order and the last stroke becoming a rising stroke rather than a horizontal stroke.

In the Kangxi Dictionary, there are 233 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

is also the 79th indexing component in the Table of Indexing Chinese Character Components predominantly adopted by Simplified Chinese dictionaries published in mainland China, with being its associated indexing component.

Evolution

Derived characters

Strokes Characters
+0 Component
+2
+3
+4 SC (= -> )
+5 SC (=牽)
+6 SC (=犧)
+7
+8 (=犁) SC (=犢)
+9
+10
+11 TC variant
+12 SC variant
+13 JP (=犧)
+15
+16
+18
+20
+23

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