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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a pictograph of a right hand grasping a woman.

Han character[edit]

(radical 38 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 女水 (VE), four-corner 47440, composition)

  1. slave, servant

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 254, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6039
  • Dae Jaweon: page 517, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1024, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+5974

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: 泥 (8)
Final: 模
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 乃都切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/nuo/ /nuo/ /no/ /nuo/ /nɔ/ /nu/ /no/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ nu › /*nˤa/ slave

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
9600 0 /*naː/

Definitions[edit]

  1. servant
  2. I
  3. enslave

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

a thing, an object; (derogatory, familiar) a person

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(no) (hangeul , revised no, McCune-Reischauer no)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, no, , nọ)

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