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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (tooth) + phonetic  – tooth being associated with age, as in long in the tooth (old) and don't look a gift horse in the mouth ((to check teeth for age)).

Han character[edit]

(radical 211 +5, 20 strokes, cangjie input 卜山人戈戈 (YUOII), four-corner 28737)

  1. age
  2. years

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1533, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48632
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2071, character 34
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4791, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+9F61

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Yale ling4)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ryeong>yeong) (hangeul [[>]], revised ryeong>yeong, McCune-Reischauer ryŏng>yŏng, Yale lyeng>yeng)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin líng (ling2), Wade-Giles ling2)

  1. age
  2. duration

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(linh, lênh)