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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

甲 甲 甲 甲
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Pictogram (象形): a turtle shell.

Han character[edit]

(radical 102 +0, 5 strokes, cangjie input 田中 (WL), four-corner 60500)

  1. armor, shell
  2. fingernails
  3. the first of the ten heavenly stems

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 758, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 21725
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1167, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2525, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+7532

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping gaap3, Yale gaap3)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Jyutping gaap3)

  1. armor

Adjective[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Jyutping gaap3)

  1. number one; first

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana こう, romaji )

  1. carapace, shell
  2. first in rank
  3. instep or the back of the hand
  4. the first party

(hiragana よろい, romaji yoroi)

  1. armor

(hiragana きのえ, romaji kinoe)

  1. first sign of the Chinese calendar

(hiragana かん, romaji kan)

  1. treble range

Alternative forms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gap) (hangeul , revised gap, McCune-Reischauer kap, Yale kap)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin jiǎ (jia3), shèng (sheng4), tián (tian2), yìng (ying4), Wade-Giles chia3, sheng4, t'ien2, ying4)

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(giáp, giẹp, kép, nháp, ráp)