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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic ("rain") + phonetic (abbreviation of )

Han character[edit]

(radical 173 +5, 13 strokes, cangjie input 一月田 (MBW), four-corner 10603, composition)

  1. thunder
  2. a Chinese surname

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1372, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42245
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1881, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4060, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+96F7

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping leoi4, Yale leui4)

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Japanese[edit]

雷 (kaminari)

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

かみ (, kami, god) + なり (鳴り, nari, calling out, crying out. Nominalisation of 鳴る, なる, naru)

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かみなり, romaji kaminari)

  1. thunder; a sound
  2. lightning; thunderbolt

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(roe>noe) (hangeul >, revised roe>noe, McCune-Reischauer roe>noe, Yale loy>noy)

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin léi (lei2), lèi (lei4), Wade-Giles lei2, lei4)

  1. thunder
  2. (military) mine
  3. a surname

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(lôi)

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