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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – the cracks in a shell during fortune-telling, an omen.

An autological character in oracle script: actual cracks in a shell signifying cracks.

Han character[edit]

(radical 10 +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 中一山人 (LMUO), four-corner 32113, composition丿)

  1. omen
  2. (China, Japan, Korea and Singapore) trillion (million million), tera-, 1012
  3. (China) mega-
  4. (Vietnam) million, mega-

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 124, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1347
  • Dae Jaweon: page 260, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 268, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5146

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (兆), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 澄 (11)
Final: 宵
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 治小切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɖiᴇuX/ /ȡʱi̯ɛuX/ /ȡiɛuX/ /ɖiɛuX/ /ɖiawX/ /ȡĭɛuX/ /ȡjæuX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zhào ‹ drjewX › /*lrawʔ {*lr[a]wʔ}/ great number
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
16856 2 /*l'ewʔ/

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. portent
  2. 10**12
  3. trillion
  4. sign
  5. omen
  6. symptoms

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Number[edit]

(ちょう, chō)

  1. 1012, (US) trillion, (UK) billion

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jo) (hangeul , revised jo, McCune-Reischauer cho)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(triệu, diệu, điềm, giệu)

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