尺蠖

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Chinese[edit]

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Wikipedia zh

simpl. and trad.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From  ("unit of length (~ 0.3 m), ruler") +  ("measuring worm").

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (尺蠖, reconstructed)
Character (尺), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 昌 (24)
Final: 昔
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 昌石切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ɕʰiᴇk̚/ /t͡ɕʰi̯ɛk̚/ /t͡ɕʰiɛk̚/ /t͡ɕʰiɛk̚/ /cʰiajk̚/ /t͡ɕʰĭɛk̚/ /t͡ɕʰiæk̚/
Character (蠖), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 鐸
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 烏郭切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔwɑk̚/ /ʔwɑk̚/ /ʔuɑk̚/ /ʔʷɑk̚/ /ʔwak̚/ /uɑk̚/ /ʔuɑk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (尺蠖, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
chǐ ‹ tsyhek › /*tʰAk/ foot (measure)

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
1461 0 /*tʰjaɡ/
5592 0 /*qʷaːɡ/

Noun[edit]

尺蠖

  1. (zoology) looper, inchworm, measuring worm

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (尺蠖):