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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): 𢆶 (幺幺) + 

Han character[edit]

(radical 52 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 山女戈戈 (UVII), four-corner 22770, composition𢆶)

  1. quiet, secluded, tranquil
  2. dark

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 342, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9205
  • Dae Jaweon: page 651, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1094, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5E7D

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 幽
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 於虯切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiɪu/ /ʔieu/ /ʔiĕu/ /ʔɨu/ /ʔjiw/ /iəu/ /ʔieu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yōu ‹ ʔjiw › /*ʔiw {*[ʔ](r)iw}/ dark; secluded
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
14620 2 /*qɯw/ 甲金文從火從二幺會意火微

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(u, ù)

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