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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (water) + phonetic . 弗 also has meaning of “straighten, correct”, hence connotation of “correct, purify water by boiling”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 85 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 水中中弓 (ELLN), four-corner 35127, composition)

  1. boil, bubble up, gush

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 614, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17251
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1007, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1597, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6CB8

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping fai3, Yale fai3)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bi, bul) (hangeul [[, ]], revised bi, bul, McCune-Reischauer pi, pul, Yale pi, pul)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin fèi (fei4), Wade-Giles fei4)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phí, phất)