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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a pictogram of a crack in an oracle bone, used for divination in ancient China. The word itself (Old Chinese: *puk) may be onomatopoeic in origin.

Han character[edit]

(radical 25 +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 卜 (Y), four-corner 23000, composition)

  1. fortune telling
  2. prophesy
  3. a surname

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 157, character 25
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2774
  • Dae Jaweon: page 361, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 91, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+535C

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 屋
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 博木切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/puk̚/ /puk̚/ /puk̚/ /puk̚/ /pəwk̚/ /puk̚/ /puk̚/

Noun[edit]

  1. (Mandarin) (literary) radish
    萝卜 (radish)

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. (literary) to divine

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana うらない, romaji uranai)

  1. Alternative form of 占い.

(hiragana ぼく, romaji boku)

  1. (archaic) fortune-telling

(hiragana うら, romaji ura)

  1. (archaic) fortune-telling

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bok) (hangeul , revised bok, McCune-Reischauer pok, Yale pok)

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Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*buk)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

Readings[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. ăn bốc (咹卜, to eat with the fingers)

References[edit]