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Translingual[edit]

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trad.

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  +  (three men)

Many people (品) hide in 匸

Han character[edit]

(radical 23 +9, 11 strokes, cangjie input 尸口口口 (SRRR), four-corner 71716, composition)

  1. area, district, region, ward
  2. a surname

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 155, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2691
  • Dae Jaweon: page 348, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 87, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+5340

Chinese[edit]

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trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 溪 (29)
Final: 虞
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 豈俱切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰɨo/ /kʰi̯u/ /kʰio/ /kʰio/ /kʰuə̆/ /kʰĭu/ /kʰio/
Character (區), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 侯
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 烏侯切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔəu/ /ʔə̯u/ /ʔu/ /ʔəu/ /ʔəw/ /əu/ /ʔəu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
ōu ‹ 'uw › /*qˤ(r)o/ (a measure)

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
10584 0 /*qoː/
10605 0 /*kʰo/

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khu, khù, au, âu)

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