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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 5 +7, 8 strokes, cangjie input 月木山 (BDU), four-corner 22410, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 84, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 190
  • Dae Jaweon: page 171, character 22
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 55, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+4E73

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Large seal script Small seal script
乳-oracle.svg 乳-bigseal.svg 乳-seal.svg




References:

Mostly from Richard Sears' Chinese Etymology site (authorisation),
which in turn draws data from various collections of ancient forms of Chinese characters, including:

  • Shuowen Jiezi (small seal),
  • Jinwen Bian (bronze inscriptions),
  • Liushutong (large seal) and
  • Xu Jiaguwen Bian (oracle bone script).

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-nəw.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (38)
Final () (24)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ȵɨoX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ȵioX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȵʑioX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ȵuə̆X/
Li
Rong
/ȵioX/
Wang
Li
/ȵʑĭuX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȵʑi̯uX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ nyuX ›
Old
Chinese
/*noʔ/
English milk; nipple

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
Reading # 1/1
No. 10868
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*njoʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. breast, nipples
  2. milk
  3. to suckle

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちち
Grade: 6
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana ちち, romaji chichi)

  1. milk
  2. breast

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 6
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana , romaji chi)

  1. milk
  2. breast

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(yu) (hangeul , revised yu, McCune-Reischauer yu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nhũ, , nhú, nhỗ)

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