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See also: [U+30A8 KATAKANA LETTER E] and Appendix:Variations of "i"

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a carpenter’s ruler.

Han character[edit]

(radical 48 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 一中一 (MLM), four-corner 10100)

  1. labour, work
  2. worker, labourer

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 325, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 8714
  • Dae Jaweon: page 626, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 410, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+5DE5

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 東
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 古紅切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
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Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kuŋ/ /kuŋ/ /kuŋ/ /kuŋ/ /kəwŋ/ /kuŋ/ /kuŋ/

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. work, craft, art, skill
  2. workman, artisan

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 陶工 (とうこう, tōkō)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gong)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: gong, McCune-Reischauer: kong)
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Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(gung)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(công, cong, côông, gồng, trong, cung)

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