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夜鷹蚊母鳥怪鴟
Readings
よたか
yotaka
ぶんぼちょう
bunbochou
Reading restricted to 蚊母鳥
ヨタカ
yotaka
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
Usually written using kana alone
grey nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus)

Usually written using kana alone
nightjar (any bird of family Caprimulgidae), goatsucker

Meaning restricted to 夜鷹
streetwalker, low class prostitute (Edo period)

Meaning restricted to 夜鷹
See also: 夜鷹蕎麦
Abbreviation
soba vendors who walk around at night, soba sold by these vendorsZiegenmelker, Caprimulgus indicus, abendlicher Spaziergänge, Straßendirne (Edo-Zeit)

Kanji
ON: KUN: よ, よる
night, evening

ON: ヨウ, オウKUN: たか
hawk

ON: ブンKUN:
mosquito

ON: KUN: はは, も
mother

ON: チョウKUN: とり
bird, chicken

ON: カイ, ケKUN: あや.しい, あや.しむ
suspicious, mystery, apparition

ON: KUN: とび
kite

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