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Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
亞-oracle.svg 亞-bronze.svg 亞-bigseal.svg 亞-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形): an overhead view of a house's interior with four corners. Originally meaning "house".

Han character[edit]

(radical 7 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 一中中一 (MLLM), four-corner 10107)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 87, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 274
  • Dae Jaweon: page 183, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 23, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+4E9E

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.
alt. forms

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (34)
Final: (98)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: II
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: yà
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔɣaH/ /ʔɯaH/ /ʔaH/ /ʔaɨH/ /ʔaH/ /aH/ /ʔaH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ ʔæH › /*ʔˤrak-s/ secondary

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
14212 0 /*qraːɡs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. Asia (abbreviation)
  2. (a phonetic component)
  3. second (ordinal)
  4. used as a prefix to names

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for nameskyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

  1. rank
  2. follow
  3. sub- prefix

Readings[edit]

References[edit]

  • New Nelson: 82
  • Halpern: 3563
  • Halpern Learners: not listed
  • Heisig: not listed
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 0a7.14
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Usage notes[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(a) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer a, Yale a)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(á, a)

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