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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (metal) + semantic  (knife)

Original meaning was "to kill."

Han character[edit]

(radical 18 +13, 15 strokes, cangjie input 竹金中弓 (HCLN), four-corner 72100)

  1. a surname
  2. kill, destroy
  3. overcome, conquer

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 144, character 39
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2224
  • Dae Jaweon: page 325, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 359, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5289

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale lau4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. axe
  2. kill

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ryu, yu) (hangeul , , revised ryu, yu, McCune-Reischauer ryu, yu, Yale lyu, yu)

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin Liú, simplified )

  1. A Chinese family name

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*liou)

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Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ lâu (lau5))

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Descendants[edit]

  • (Hokkien dialect) Tagalog: lao

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(Lưu)

  1. A Vietnamese family name