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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (insect) + phonetic  – a kind of insect.

Han character[edit]

(radical 142 +7, 13 strokes, cangjie input 中戈竹水十 (LIHEJ), four-corner 57154)

  1. bee, wasp, hornet

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1084, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 33088
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1551, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2857, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+8702

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping fung1, Yale fung1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. bee, wasp, hornet

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese. Possibly cognate with Korean (beol, bee, wasp, hornet).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana はち, romaji hachi)

  1. a bee
  2. a wasp
  3. a hornet

See also[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bong)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: bong, McCune-Reischauer: pong, Yale: pong)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: beol, McCune-Reischauer: pŏl, Yale: pel)

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin fēng (feng1), Wade-Giles feng1)

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phong, ong)