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U+5146, 兆
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5146

[U+5145]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5147]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 10, +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 中一山人 (LMUO), four-corner 32113, composition丿)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 124, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1347
  • Dae Jaweon: page 260, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 268, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5146

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
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兆 (前綴) (Written Standard Chinese?)
Mega- (English)

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Chu Slip and silk script Qin slip script Ancient script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
兆-oracle.svg 兆-silk.svg 兆-slip.svg 兆-ancient.svg 兆-seal.svg 兆-bigseal.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 (Liushutong characters) and
  • Yinxu Jiaguwen Bian (oracle bone script).
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*l̥ʰaːw, *l̥ʰeːw, *l'eːwʔ
*l̥ʰaːw, *l'aːw, *lew
*l'aːw
*l'aːw
*l'aːw, *l̥ʰeːws
*l'aːw
*l'aːw
*l'aːw, *l'aːwʔ, *l'aːws, *l'ewʔ
𣂁 *sl̥ʰew
*l̥ʰews
*l'ew
*l'ewʔ
*l'ewʔ
*l'ewʔ
*l'ewʔ, *l'eːw
*l'ewʔ
*lew
*lew
*lew, *l̥ʰeːw, *l'eːws
*lew, *l̥ʰeːw
*lew
*lew
*lews
*lews
*l̥ʰeːw, *l'eːw
*l̥ʰeːw
*l̥ʰeːw, *l̥ʰeːwʔ
*l̥ʰeːw
*l̥ʰeːw, *l̥ʰeːws, *l'eːw
*l̥ʰeːw
*l̥ʰeːws
*l̥ʰeːws
*l̥ʰeːws, *poʔ
*l̥ʰeːws
*l̥ʰeːws, *l'eːw
*l'eːwʔ
*l'eːwʔ

Pictogram (象形) – the cracks in a shell during fortune-telling, an omen.

Etymology[edit]

Compare Chepang ह्रावःसा (hrawʔ‑, to forebode; to portend ill fortune).

Pronunciation[edit]


Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (11)
Final () (92)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () Chongniu III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɖˠiᴇuX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɖᵚiɛuX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȡiæuX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɖiawX/
Li
Rong
/ȡjɛuX/
Wang
Li
/ȡĭɛuX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȡʱi̯ɛuX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zhào
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
zhào
Middle
Chinese
‹ drjewX ›
Old
Chinese
/*lr[a]wʔ/
English great number

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. 16856
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*l'ewʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. omen
  2. (chiefly Taiwan) trillion (million million), tera-, 1012
  3. (Mainland China) (SI prefix) million, mega-, 106

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

Chinese numerals
104 108 1012 1016 1020 1024 1028 1032 1036 1040 1044
亿 (Taiwan) (Taiwan)
亿
(Mainland China)
亿亿
(Mainland China)

Japanese[edit]

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. portent
  2. trillion, 1012
  3. sign
  4. omen
  5. symptoms

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Number[edit]

(ちょう, chō)

  1. 1012, (US) trillion, (UK) billion
    5000 (ごせん) (ちょう) (えん) ()しい!
    Go-sen-chō-en hoshii!
    I want 5,000,000,000,000,000 yen!

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jo) (hangeul , revised jo, McCune–Reischauer cho)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(triệu, diệu, điềm, giệu)

  1. million, mega-