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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形): a overhead view of a house's interior with four corners. Originally meaning "house".

Han character[edit]

(radical 7 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 一中中一 (MLLM), four-corner 10107)

  1. Asia
  2. second (ordinal)
  3. used as a prefix to names

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 87, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 274
  • Dae Jaweon: page 183, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 23, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+4E9E

Descendants[edit]


Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 麻
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 衣嫁切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɣaH/ /ʔaH/ /ʔaH/ /ʔɯaH/ /ʔaɨH/ /aH/ /ʔaH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ 'aeH › /*ʔˤrak-s/ secondary

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
14212 0 /*qraːɡs/

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for nameskyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

  1. rank
  2. follow
  3. sub- prefix

Readings[edit]

References[edit]

  • New Nelson: 82
  • Halpern: 3563
  • Halpern Learners: not listed
  • Heisig: not listed
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 0a7.14
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Usage notes[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(a) (hangeul , revised a, McCune-Reischauer a, Yale a)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(á, a)

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