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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (meat) – meat dishes. The character 爻 also has meaning of “cut, divided, sliced”, so connotations of “sliced meat, prepared meat”.

Current form resembles  +  – the lower 乂 of 爻 has moved to the side and down.

Han character[edit]

(radical 130 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 大大月 (KKB), four-corner 40227, composition)

  1. cooked or prepared meat

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Yale ngaau4)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin yáo (yao2), Wade-Giles yao2)