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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (insect) – part of an insect, its pincers.

Han character[edit]

(radical 142 +11, 17 strokes, cangjie input 土大中一戈 (GKLMI), 手大中一戈 (QKLMI), X土大中一 (XGKLM), four-corner 48136)

  1. nippers, pincers, claws (of crustaceans)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1094, character 53
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 33496
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1559, character 27
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2875, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+87AF

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale ngou4)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ ngâu, Guangdong ngau2, Hagfa Pinyim ngau2)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin áo (ao2), Wade-Giles ao2)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin áo)

  1. pincer; nipper; claw

Derived terms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngao)