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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

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

This word was pronounced *teŋ in Old Chinese, as would be expected from a 丁 phonetic. (The word was previously written with 丁 itself before the addition of the 扌 component.) By the early Ming period, the character had been borrowed for another word with the same meaning but a different pronunciation (Middle Chinese ta). There appears to be no etymological relationship between the two words. In Chinese, the new reading became standard; however, derivations of the older pronunciation are still used in Japanese (ちょう chō, てい tei) and Vietnamese (đánh).

Han character[edit]

(radical 64 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 手一弓 (QMN), four-corner 51020, composition)

  1. strike, hit, beat
  2. fight
  3. attack
  4. shoot (i.e. a firearm, as in 打枪)
  5. fetch

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 417, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11781
  • Dae Jaweon: page 763, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1825, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+6253

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale da1, da2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ta, jeong) (hangeul [[, ]], revised ta, jeong, McCune-Reischauer t'a, chŏng, Yale tha, ceng)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (da2), (da3), Wade-Giles ta2, ta3)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(děng)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đả, đánh, dừng, đử)