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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – hands braiding thread .

In modern form, top component looks like without the diagonal stroke – compare , .

Han character[edit]

(radical 120 +4, 10 strokes, cangjie input 手一女戈火 (QMVIF), four-corner 50903, composition)

  1. white (silk)
  2. plain
  3. vegetarian
  4. formerly
  5. normally
  6. element

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 918, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27300
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1348, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3368, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+7D20

Chinese[edit]

plain; element
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 心 (16)
Final: 模
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 桑故切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/suoH/ /suoH/ /soH/ /suoH/ /sɔH/ /suH/ /soH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ suH › /*[s]ˤak-s/ white silk

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
12099 0 /*saːs/

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tố, )

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