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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

There are actually three "hands" in this character, as also means "hand." As does graphically.

Han character[edit]

(radical 64 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 手月月水 (QBBE), four-corner 52047)

  1. give to, transmit
  2. confer

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 436, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 12242
  • Dae Jaweon: page 786, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1901, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+6388

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale sau6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(su) (hangeul , revised su, McCune-Reischauer su, Yale swu)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin bào (bao4), (fu4), pǒu (pou3), shòu (shou4), Wade-Giles pao4, fu4, p'ou3, shou4)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thụ, thọ, thò)