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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
乙-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

乙 乙 乙 乙
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Pictogram (象形) : Picture of a swallow.

Original form of (swallow). current meaning by phonetic laon

Han character[edit]

(radical 5 +0, 1 stroke, cangjie input 弓山 (NU), four-corner 17710)

  1. the second of the ten heavenly stems
  2. second
  3. the KangXi radical
  4. the quantity 1

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 83, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 161
  • Dae Jaweon: page 167, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 47, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+4E59
  • "" (in Mandarin), 字源. URL accessed on 2014-03-21.

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (乙), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 質
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 於筆切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiɪt̚/ /ʔi̯ĕt̚/ /ʔiĕt̚/ /ʔit̚/ /ʔit̚/ /ĭĕt̚/ /ʔjet̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ ʔit › /*qrət/ 2nd heavenly stem
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
14921 2 /*qriɡ/ 甲乙字收ɡ尾與燕乙字收d尾小分部有異

Noun[edit]

  1. second, 2, B, II, beta (used for unnamed people or object, to enumarate headings in a list, for grade)
    • 路人甲和路人 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Lùrén jiǎ hé lùrén . [Pinyin]
      Person A and person B / Person 1 and Person 2.
    • 他法语成绩得了 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Tā fǎyǔ chéngjì dé le . [Pinyin]
      He got a B in French.
  2. (chemistry) ethyl

Proper noun[edit]

  1. The second of the ten heavenly stems (天干)
  2. Kangxi radical 5 (second)
  3. the seventh scale degree in Gongche musical notation (工尺譜工尺谱)

Number[edit]

  1. (literary) one

See also[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

  1. (chinese strokes) turning stroke

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary (based on CC-CEDICT). URL accessed on 2014-02-13.
  • "Jukuu" (in Mandarin/English), Jukuu. URL accessed on 2014-03-21.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

(-na inflection, hiragana おつ, romaji otsu)

  1. strange
  2. interestingly strange, spicy

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana おつ, romaji otsu)

  1. the second
  2. the latter

(hiragana きのと, romaji kinoto)

  1. the second of the ten stems (十干 (jikkan))

Abbreviation[edit]

  1. (internet slang) Abbreviation of  (つか) (さま)です (otsukaresama desu)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eul)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: eul, McCune-Reischauer: ŭl)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: sae, McCune-Reischauer: sae)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ất, át, ắc, ắt, hắt, ặc, lớt)

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