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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (person) + phonetic  – a statue of a person, an idol.

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +9, 11 strokes, cangjie input 人田中月 (OWLB), four-corner 26227, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 112, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 899
  • Dae Jaweon: page 238, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 190, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+5076

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (偶), Pronunciation (1/2)

Initial: 疑 (31)
Final: 侯
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 五口切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋəuX/ /ŋə̯uX/ /ŋuX/ /ŋəuX/ /ŋəwX/ /ŋəuX/ /ŋəuX/
Character (偶), Pronunciation (2/2)

Initial: 疑 (31)
Final: 侯
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 五遘切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋəuH/ /ŋə̯uH/ /ŋuH/ /ŋəuH/ /ŋəwH/ /ŋəuH/ /ŋəuH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
ǒu ‹ nguwX › /*ŋˁoʔ {*ŋˁ(r)oʔ}/ pair, double
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
15913 0 /*ŋoːʔ/
15918 0 /*ŋoːs/

Noun[edit]

  1. idol, image
  1. couple, pair

Adjective[edit]

  1. even (number)

Adverb[edit]

  1. accidentally, coincidentally, by accident, by chance, occasionally
    • 偶然 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]ǒurán [Pinyin] — occasionally, accidentally

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(-na inflection, hiragana たま, romaji tama)

  1. occasional

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana たま, romaji tama)

  1. rarity

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(u) (hangeul , revised u, McCune-Reischauer u)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngẫu, ngẩu, ngậu)

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