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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
角-bw.png
Japanese stroke order
角-jbw.png
Stroke order
角-order.gif
Japanese
stroke order
角-jorder.gif

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Alternative forms[edit]

Note distinctions between whether the central vertical stroke in 角 extends to the bottom (as in ), which is used in simplified, or stops at the last horizontal line (like with 2 legs on the sides), which is used in traditional and Japanese – see the etymology.

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a horn. Meaning later abstracted to “angle, corner”.

角 角 角 角
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 148 +0, 7 strokes, cangjie input 弓月土 (NBG), 弓月手 (NBQ), four-corner 27227)

  1. horn, antler
  2. angle, corner
  3. point
  4. third note in the Chinese pentatonic scale or mi

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1139, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35003
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1606, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3919, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+89D2

See also[edit]


Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (角), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 屋
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 盧谷切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/luk̚/ /luk̚/ /luk̚/ /luk̚/ /ləwk̚/ /luk̚/ /luk̚/
Character (角), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 覺
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 古岳切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɣʌk̚/ /kɔk̚/ /kɔk̚/ /kɯɔk̚/ /kaɨwk̚/ /kɔk̚/ /kɔk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
jiǎo ‹ kaewk › /*C.[k]ˤrok/ horn, corner

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
6372 0 /*kroːɡ/
6376 0 /*ɡ·roːɡ/

Compounds[edit]

jiǎo

jué

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かど, romaji kado)

  1. A corner (e.g., of a desk; compare ).
  2. An edge.

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かく, romaji kaku)

  1. An angle.
  2. A bishop (shogi). Abbreviation of 角行.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana つの, romaji tsuno)

  1. horn, antler

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gak, nok) (hangeul , , revised gak, nok, McCune-Reischauer kak, nok, Yale kak, nok)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(giác, góc, dạc, chác, giốc)

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