翡翠

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Chinese[edit]

Chinese jadeite buttons.
simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (翡翠, reconstructed)
Character (翡), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 並 (3)
Final: 微
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 扶沸切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/bʉiH/ /bʱwe̯iH/ /biuəiH/ /bʷɨiH/ /bujH/ /bĭwəiH/ /biuəiH/
Character (翠), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 清 (14)
Final: 脂
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 七醉切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʰiuɪH/ /t͡sʰwiH/ /t͡sʰuiH/ /t͡sʰʷiH/ /t͡sʰwiH/ /t͡sʰwiH/ /t͡sʰjuɪH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (翡翠, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
3113 1 𥝋 /*bɯls/ 沸原由涕校改
17944 2 /*sʰuds/

Noun[edit]

翡翠

  1. jadeite
  2. kingfisher

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (翡翠):

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji
すい
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

翡翠 (hiragana ひすい, romaji hisui)

  1. jade
Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Jinmeiyō
Irregular

Noun[edit]

翡翠 (hiragana かわせみ, katakana カワセミ, romaji kawasemi)

  1. カワセミ: kingfisher