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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
骨-order.gif
Box on right (Traditional Chinese and Japanese kanji)
Stroke order
骨-aorder.gif
Box on left (Simplified Chinese)

Alternative forms[edit]

There are two forms of this character (and hence derived ones): with the square in the lower left of the upper box, or with the square in the lower right of the upper box, as in the images at right.

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形): a skull.

Han character[edit]

(radical 13 +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 月弓月 (BNB))

  1. dismember
  2. bone
  3. get cut, kill
  4. old term for

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 129, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1525
  • Dae Jaweon: page 290, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 100, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+518E

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gwa) (hangeul , revised gwa, McCune-Reischauer kwa)

  1. tear [peel, strip, split, take] off: pare; rind; shuck; shell; hull; crack; remove;
  ex) ~ bone a chicken, ~clean[bone] a fish 

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin guǎ (gua3), Wade-Giles kua3)

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