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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意) – a (hand) with a (broomstick).

Han character[edit]

(radical 64 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 手尸一月 (QSMB), four-corner 57027)

  1. sweep, clear away
  2. exterminate

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 436, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 12237
  • Dae Jaweon: page 785, character 25
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1908, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+6383

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Yale sou3, sou2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(so)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: so, McCune-Reischauer: so, Yale: so)

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin sǎo (sao3), Wade-Giles sao3)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tảo)