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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (mouth) + phonetic  – to exhale, blow out from the mouth. Note that 虛 means empty, void, hence connotations of “empty via the mouth”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 口卜心一 (RYPM), four-corner 61017, composition)

  1. exhale
  2. blow out
  3. deep sigh
  4. hiss
  5. praise, flatter
  6. lie

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 209, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4206
  • Dae Jaweon: page 429, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 675, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+5653

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping heoi1, Yale heui1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(heo) (hangeul , revised heo, McCune-Reischauer hŏ)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin (xu1), Wade-Giles hsü1)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hờ)

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