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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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping sou3, Yale sou3)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (su4), Wade-Giles su4)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*sò)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tố, )