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U+50CF, 像
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-50CF

[U+50CE]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+50D0]
像 U+2F80B, 像
CJK COMPATIBILITY IDEOGRAPH-2F80B
僧
[U+2F80A]
CJK Compatibility Ideographs Supplement 㒞
[U+2F80C]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
13 strokes

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +12, in Chinese 13 strokes, in Japanese 14 strokes, cangjie input 人弓日人 (ONAO), four-corner 27232, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 116, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1084
  • Dae Jaweon: page 247, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 213, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+50CF

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character



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).
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*l'aːŋʔ, *ljaŋʔ
*ljaŋʔ
*ljaŋʔ
*ljaŋʔ
*ljaŋʔ, *hljaŋs
*ljaŋʔ
*ljaŋʔ, *laŋʔ
*ljaŋʔ
*ljaŋʔ

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ljaŋʔ): semantic  (man) + phonetic  (OC *ljaŋʔ, elephant; image).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • chhiūⁿ/chhiǔⁿ/chhiōⁿ - vernacular;
  • siōng/siǒng/siāng - literary.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (17)
Final () (105)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/zɨɐŋX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ziɐŋX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ziɑŋX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/zɨaŋX/
Li
Rong
/ziaŋX/
Wang
Li
/zĭaŋX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/zi̯aŋX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
xiàng
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
xiàng
Middle
Chinese
‹ zjangX ›
Old
Chinese
/*s.[d]aŋʔ/
English image; resemble

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. 13663
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ljaŋʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. picture; image; figure
  2. statue; figure; sculpture
  3. to resemble; to be like

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ぞう, rōmaji , historical hiragana ざう)

  1. a form of a thing, including god; a figure; a statue; an idol
  2. an image

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(sang)

  • Eumhun:
    • Sound (hangeul): (revised: sang, McCune-Reischauer: sang, Yale: sang)
    • Name (hangeul): 형상
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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tượng)

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