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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
周-bw.png

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 月土口 (BGR), four-corner 77220, composition𠮷)

  1. Zhou Dynasty
  2. circumference
  3. a Chinese surname
  4. week

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 181, character 36
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3441
  • Dae Jaweon: page 400, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 606, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+5468

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 章 (23)
Final: 尤
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 職流切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ɕɨu/ /t͡ɕi̯ə̯u/ /t͡ɕiu/ /t͡ɕiu/ /cuw/ /t͡ɕĭəu/ /t͡ɕiəu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zhōu ‹ tsyuw › /*tiw/ Zhōu (dynasty and place)
zhōu ‹ tsyuw › /*tiw/ cycle; all around
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
17531 2 /*tjɯw/ 甲金文象田間稼密,爲稠初文

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. circumference
  2. circuit
  3. lap

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Counter[edit]

(hiragana しゅう, romaji -shū)

  1. laps or circuits

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana まこと, romaji Makoto)

  1. A male given name
  2. Zhou dynasty

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ju) (hangeul , revised ju, McCune-Reischauer chu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(chu, châu)

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