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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)

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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping tong4, Yale tong4)


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

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)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin táng (tang2), Wade-Giles t'ang2)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dhɑng)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đường, đằng, đàng, giềng)