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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (silks)

The semantic element 帛 refers to the original meaning, "the upper part of a shoe" (鞋幫).

Han character[edit]

(radical 50 +14, 17 strokes, cangjie input 土戈竹日月 (GIHAB), four-corner 44227, composition)

  1. to help, assist
  2. to defend
  3. upper

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 337, character 23
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9125
  • Dae Jaweon: page 644, character 28
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 756, character 15
  • Unihan data for U+5E6B

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping bong1, Yale bong1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bang) (hangeul , revised bang, McCune-Reischauer pang)

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Mandarin[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin bāng, simplified )

  1. group; gang

Verb[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin bāng, simplified )

  1. to help

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bang)

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