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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (water) + phonetic  – to destroy with water (extinguish, flood). 烕 also has sense of “destroy, extinguish”, hence further connotations of these.

Han character[edit]

(radical 85 +10, 13 strokes, cangjie input 水戈竹火 (EIHF), four-corner 33150)

  1. extinguish
  2. wipe out, exterminate

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 642, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 18008
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1049, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1696, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+6EC5

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping mit6, Yale mit6)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. destroy
  2. fall; collapse
  3. perish
  4. disappear

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(myeol) (hangeul , revised myeol, McCune-Reischauer myŏl, Yale myel)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin miè (mie4), Wade-Giles mieh4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(diệt, dột, riết)

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