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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 85 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 水土戈 (EGI), four-corner 34131, composition)

  1. law, rule, regulation, statute, method, art, mode
  2. dharma
  3. divine energy of Taoism

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 616, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17290
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1010, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1579, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+6CD5

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 乏
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 方乏切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pɨɐp̚/ /pi̯wɐp̚/ /piɐp̚/ /piɐp̚/ /puap̚/ /pĭwɐp̚/ /piɐp̚/

Definitions[edit]

  1. law, rule, regulation, statute, method
  2. France, French
  3. Dharma

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. method
  2. law
  3. rule
  4. principle
  5. model
  6. system

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ほう, romaji )

  1. principle
  2. law
  3. code of law
  4. method
  5. etiquette
  6. (Buddhism) dharma
  7. (grammar) mood
  8. (mathematics) divisor

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(beop) (hangeul , revised beop, McCune-Reischauer pŏp, Yale pep)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(pháp, phấp, phép, phăm, phắp)

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