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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (flesh) + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 130 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 月一田女 (BMWV), four-corner 71244)

  1. waist
  2. kidney

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 989, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29705
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1441, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2094, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+8170

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale yiu1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. hips, loins, lower back

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana こし, romaji koshi)

  1. waist, the (lower) back, the small of the back
  2. (anatomy) hip
  3. the skirting of a shoji
  4. the third line of a tanka poem

Derived terms[edit]

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin yāo (yao1), Wade-Giles yao1)

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Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*qiɛu)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(yêu, ro, eo, oeo)

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