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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (woman) +  (broom) – a woman with a broom.

Han character[edit]

(radical 38 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 女尸一月 (VSMB), four-corner 47427, composition)

  1. married woman
  2. woman
  3. wife

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 265, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6432
  • Dae Jaweon: page 532, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1062, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+5A66

Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: 並 (3)
Final: 尤
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 房久切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/bɨuX/ /bʱi̯ə̯uX/ /biuX/ /biuX/ /buwX/ /bĭəuX/ /biəuX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ bjuwX › /*mə.bəʔ (or *tsə.-? see Min)/ woman, wife

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
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Rime
group
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subdivision
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MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
17550 1 /*bɯʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. woman

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bu) (hangeul , revised bu, McCune-Reischauer pu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phụ, vợ)

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