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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (grain) +  (fire) - burning crops with fire.
In autumn, the Ancient Chinese would burn the fields to kill the locust eggs, in order to prevent them from eating the crops the following year.

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 115 +4, 9 strokes, cangjie input 竹木火 (HDF), four-corner 29980, composition)

  1. autumn, fall
  2. year

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 850, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 24940
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1273, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2595, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+79CB

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping cau1, Yale chāu)

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Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ tshiu, Guangdong ts'iu1; ts'ieu1 [Hong Kong], Hagfa Pinyim qiu1)

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References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. autumn

Readings[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Kanji in this term
あき
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

(hiragana あき, romaji aki)

  1. autumn, fall (season)

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(chu)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: chu, McCune-Reischauer: ch'u, Yale: chwu)
  • Name (hangeul): 가을 (Yale: kaulchwu)
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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin qiū (qiu1), Wade-Giles ch'iu1)

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Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Chinese (*tsʰiw)

simpl. and trad.

Hanzi[edit]

(Karlgren-Li tshiə̆u:, Baxter-Sagart tshiuw)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(transliteration needed)

  1. autumn
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Old Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Hanzi[edit]

(*tsʰiw)

Noun[edit]

(*tsʰiw)

  1. autumn
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thu)

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