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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a bird. Compare (bird), of similar development.

Sense “black, dark” generalized from crow – “black as a crow”. Compare , from “black as ink”.

Han character[edit]

A black crow

(radical 86 +6, 10 strokes, cangjie input 竹口卜火 (HRYF), four-corner 27327)

  1. crow, rook, raven
  2. black, dark

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 670, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 18998
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1079, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2202, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+70CF

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Yale wu1)

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Japanese[edit]

烏 (karasu)

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana からす, katakana カラス, romaji karasu)

  1. a crow; a raven

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(o) (hangeul , revised o, McCune-Reischauer o, Yale o)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin (wu1), Wade-Giles wu1)

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Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ o͘, io)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ô, o, dặng)

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