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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (mouth)

唐 and were near-homophones in Old Chinese (唐 *(kə)-rˤaŋ, 庚 *kˤraŋ; the OC initial for 唐 is less certain). 口 "mouth" refers to the older meaning "to exaggerate, to boast."

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 戈中口 (ILR), four-corner 00267, composition广)

Noun[edit]

  1. Tang Dynasty
  2. a surname

Adjective[edit]

  1. Chinese

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 192, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3709
  • Dae Jaweon: page 411, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 633, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+5510

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 定 (7)
Final: 唐
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 徒郎切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/dɑŋ/ /dʱɑŋ/ /dɑŋ/ /dɑŋ/ /daŋ/ /dɑŋ/ /dɑŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
tāng ‹ thang › /*r̥ˁaŋ {*(kə)-r̥ˁaŋ}/ name of first Shang ruler
táng ‹ dang › /*N-rˁaŋ {*[N-]rˁaŋ}/ exaggerate; great
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
3959 0 /*ɡl'aːŋ/

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 毛唐 (ketō): foreigner, Westerner
  • 毛唐人 (けとうじん, ketōjin; けたうじん)
  • 唐音 (tōon): Tang reading of kanji
  • 唐辛子 (tōgarashi): red pepper

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana とう, romaji )

  1. the Tang Dynasty, which ruled China from 618 to 907

Noun[edit]

(hiragana から, romaji kara)

  1. (formal, dated) China; Cathay

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(dang) (hangeul , revised dang, McCune-Reischauer tang)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đường, đằng, đàng, giềng)

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