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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (Old Chinese: *rul).

From the same source also came (< , *ruːl), (*ruːl). Triplicate, analogously also the cognates (*ruːlʔ), (*rulʔ).

Han character[edit]

(radical 120 +15, 21 strokes, cangjie input 田田田火 (WWWF), four-corner 60903, composition)

  1. bind, wind about
  2. link, join

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 942, character 43
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 28039
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1382, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3466, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+7E8D

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping leoi4, Yale leui4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ryu>yu) (hangeul >, revised ryu>yu, McCune-Reischauer ryu>yu, Yale lyu>yu)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin léi (lei2), Wade-Giles lei2)

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Verb[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin léi, simplified )

  1. to bind
    牵累 tied down by affairs
  2. to involve, to implicate
    连累 to involve, 拖累 to implicate

Proper noun[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin léi, simplified )

  1. a Chinese surname

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-14.