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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 130 +2, 6 strokes, cangjie input 月大尸 (BKS), four-corner 74227)

  1. ribs
  2. chest

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 973, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29239
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1424, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2043, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+808B

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping laak6, lak6, Yale laak6, lak6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

By extension from , 荒ら (abara), "loosely spaced with sizable gaps", itself possibly related to the root ばら (bara), "scattered".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana あばら, romaji abara)

  1. short for 肋骨 (abarabone): rib (body part)

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from あばら (abara).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ばら, romaji bara)

  1. short for 肋肉 (baraniku): rib (meat, generally beef or pork)
Usage notes[edit]

This word is more often spelled in hiragana as ばら or in katakana as バラ.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(reuk>neuk) (hangeul [[>]], revised reuk>neuk, McCune-Reischauer rŭk>nŭk, Yale luk>nuk)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (le4), Wade-Giles le4)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(lặc)