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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (earth) + phonetic  – an earthen wall.

Wikipedia

Han character[edit]

(radical 32 +13, 16 strokes, cangjie input 尸十土 (SJG), four-corner 70104, composition)

  1. partition wall
  2. walls of a house
  3. (astronomy) the Wall, a Chinese constellation near Pegasus and Andromeda

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 240, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5516
  • Dae Jaweon: page 479, character 29
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 494, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+58C1

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 錫
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 北激切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pek̚/ /piek̚/ /pek̚/ /pek̚/ /pɛjk̚/ /piek̚/ /pɛk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ pek › /*C.pˤek/ house wall

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
688 0 /*peːɡ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. wall
  2. rampart
  3. cliff

Proper noun[edit]

  1. (astronomy) the Wall, a Chinese constellation. See 壁宿.

Hypernyms[edit]

  • 玄武 (The Black Turtle (constellation))
  • 二十八宿 (The Twenty-Eight Mansions (constellation))

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かべ, romaji kabe)

  1. wall, barrier

Coordinate terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(byeok) (hangeul , revised byeok, McCune-Reischauer pyŏk)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bích, bệch, bịch, vách)

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