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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 73 +8, 12 strokes, cangjie input 日尸十水 (ASJE), four-corner 60147, composition)

  1. most, extremely, exceedingly

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 503, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14301
  • Dae Jaweon: page 877, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1516, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+6700

Chinese[edit]

(the) most; -est
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 精 (13)
Final: 泰
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 祖外切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡suɑiH/ /t͡suɑiH/ /t͡suɑiH/ /t͡sʷɑiH/ /t͡swajH/ /t͡suɑiH/ /t͡suɑiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zuì ‹ tswajH › /*[ts]ˤot-s/ collect; most

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
10645 3 /*zloːds/

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana かなめ, romaji Kaname)

  1. A male given name [2]

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana さい, romaji Sai)

  1. A female given name

Prefix[edit]

(hiragana さい, romaji sai-)

  1. most, greatest

References[edit]

  1. ^ 女の子の名前辞書 - Name Catalogue (Girls only), Retrieved 6 May 2013
  2. ^ 赤ちゃんの名前 好感度調査 - Baby Name Catalogue, Retrieved 6 May 2013

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(choe) (hangeul , revised choe, McCune-Reischauer ch'oe, Yale choy)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tối, tíu, tụi, tếu)

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