The Alternative Chinese Dictionary: 牛

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〈niú〉 {{zh-forms}} etymology From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ŋwa. pronunciation {{zh-pron }}
definitions: {{zh-hanzi}}
  1. cow, bull, ox, buffalo general name for bovine animals
  2. beef{{zh-l}}
  3. stubborn, pigheaded
  4. arrogant
  5. (slang) awesome, powerful {{zh-l}}, {{zh-l}}
  6. (astronomy) the Ox, a Chinese constellation near Capricorn{{zh-l}}, {{zh-l}}
  7. (physics, abbreviation) Newton unit; contraction of {{zh-l}}
  8. {{surname}}
compounds: {{der3 }} {{zh-cat}}

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