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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Originally probably a man () on a tower () from which he can shoot an arrow (), hence meaning "watchtower"

Han character[edit]

(radical 133 +8, 14 strokes, cangjie input 土口月土 (GRBG), four-corner 40104, composition)

  1. tower, lookout
  2. stage, platform

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1002, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 30161
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1459, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2817, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+81FA

Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 定 (7)
Final: 咍
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 徒哀切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/dʌi/ /dʱɑ̆i/ /dᴀi/ /dəi/ /dəj/ /dɒi/ /dɒi/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
tái ‹ doj › /*lˁə/ tower
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
12306 0 /*dɯː/ 室高省,小徐之聲

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(dae) (hangeul , revised dae, McCune-Reischauer tae, Yale tay)

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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đài, đười, thai)

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