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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a woman giving birth. Originally a woman squatting on left, with child head down on right, with lines (川) below head (hair, coming out). Etymology clearer in alternative form (woman 母 on left, upside down child 㐬 on right; the top part is an abstracted body with a head at the bottom; compare ).

Significantly simplified and abstracted in large seal and seal script: woman eliminated, lines 川 re-interpreted as ribs (, ), thence simplified to .

育
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 130 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 卜戈月 (YIB), four-corner 00227, composition)

  1. produce, give birth to
  2. educate

Related characters[edit]

See also[edit]

  • ( ) (etymologically unrelated, common simplification)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 976, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29318
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1427, character 27
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2052, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+80B2

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: 以 (36)
Final: 屋
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 余六切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/jɨuk̚/ /i̯uk̚/ /iuk̚/ /jiuk̚/ /juwk̚/ /jĭuk̚/ /iuk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ yuwk › /*m-quk/ breed, produce
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
15984 1 /*luɡ/ 說文肉聲非,實毓右隸變

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 教育 (きょういく, kyōiku, education)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dục)

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