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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogram (指事), likely testicles – some seal characters clearly interpret this as loins. Compare development of from breasts.

Han character[edit]

(radical 26 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 竹竹尸中戈 (HHSLI), four-corner 77720, composition𠂑)

  1. egg
  2. ovum
  3. roe
  4. spawn

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 159, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2857
  • Dae Jaweon: page 365, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 313, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5375

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 桓
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 盧管切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/luɑnX/ /luɑnX/ /luɑnX/ /lʷɑnX/ /lwanX/ /luɑnX/ /luɑnX/
Character (卵), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 戈
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 郎果切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/luɑX/ /luɑX/ /luɑX/ /luɑX/ /lwaX/ /luɑX/ /luɑX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
luǎn ‹ lwaX › /*k.rˤorʔ (dialect: *-r > *-j)/ egg
luǎn ‹ lwanX › /*k.rˤorʔ/ egg

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
8639 3 /*ɡ·roːlʔ/
8643 3 /*ɡ·roːnʔ/

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

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Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. an egg

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Vogeleier.jpg Fried egg, sunny side up.jpg

Compound of (tama, ball) +‎ (ko, child, small thing). The final ko voices to go due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana たまご, romaji tamago)

  1. an egg
    This term in Japanese is nearly as broad in use as English egg, indicating an egg as laid by various oviparous organisms, and egg as used in cooking. For the more specific biological sense of ovum, see 卵子 (ranshi).

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ran) (hangeul , revised ran, McCune-Reischauer ran)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(noãn)

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