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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogram (指事) – a figure leaning forward, presumably running, hence energetic, young.

Han character[edit]

(radical 37 +1, 4 strokes, cangjie input 竹大 (HK), four-corner 20430, composition丿)

  1. young, fresh-looking
  2. tender, gentle
  3. to die young, to die prematurely

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jiu1, jiu2, Yale yiu1, yiu2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(yo, o) (hangeul [[, ]], revised yo, o, McCune-Reischauer yo, o, Yale yo, o)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin yāo (yao1), (wo4), wāi (wai1), Wade-Giles yao1, wo4, wai1)


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(qyɛ̌u)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA iáu (iau2))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(yêu, yểu, eo, ỉu, yếu, èo)