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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) of a picture of handcuffs.

幸 is used to represent handcuffs in .

Another theory considers it as a picture of two men, one being upside down, thus dead. The surviving one being lucky to be still alive.

References[edit]

  • Richard Sears, "幸 etymology" (in Mandarin/English), Chinese Etymology. URL accessed on 2014-02-22.

Han character[edit]

(radical 51 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 土廿十 (GTJ), four-corner 40401, composition)

  1. luck, luckily
  2. favor, favour
  3. fortunately

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 341, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9176
  • Dae Jaweon: page 649, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 434, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5E78

Chinese[edit]

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trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 匣 (33)
Final: 耕
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 胡耿切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɣɛŋX/ /ɣæŋX/ /ɣɛŋX/ /ɦɯæŋX/ /ɦəɨjŋX/ /ɣæŋX/ /ɣɐŋX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
xìng ‹ hɛngX › /*ɡˁreŋʔ {*[ɡ]ˁreŋʔ}/ fortunate
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
13881 0 /*ɡreːŋʔ/

Verb[edit]

  1. (of the emperor) to visit, to inspect

Adjective[edit]

  1. trusted, intimate
  2. fortunate, lucky

  1. fortunate, lucky

Proper noun[edit]

  1. a Chinese surname
Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-18.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(haeng) (hangeul , revised haeng, McCune-Reischauer haeng)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hạnh, may)

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