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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Chinese financial form): or

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a tall mound. This evolved into six because a high mound could be seen to go beyond the normal, just as six is a number that goes beyond the natural counting unit (five, the number of fingers on a hand).

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Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 12 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 卜金 (YC), four-corner 00800, composition)

  1. six

References[edit]

See also[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Chinese *rjuk, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *t-ruk (compare Classical Tibetan drug)

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping luk6, Yale luk6)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ liuk, Guangdong liuk7; luk7 [Bao'an, Dongguan, Hong Kong], Hagfa Pinyim liug5)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Japanese cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal :

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. six
Readings[edit]
Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • New Nelson: 371
  • Halpern: 1965
  • Halpern Learners: 1244
  • Heisig: 6
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 2j2.2
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Etymology 1[edit]

The ablaut form of mi "three", which it doubles.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji mu)

  1. six
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (used in legal documents)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ro.kuꜜ/, [ɽo̞˨.kɯᵝ˦]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ろく, romaji roku)

  1. six
  2. a name of a hole of a wind instrument

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ryuk(yuk))
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): [[()]] (revised: ryuk (yuk), McCune-Reischauer: ryuk (yuk), Yale: lyuk (lyuk))
  • Name (hangeul): 여섯 (revised: yeoseot, McCune-Reischauer: yŏsŏt, Yale: yeses)
  1. six

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin liù (liu4), Wade-Giles liu4)

Numeral[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin liù)

  1. six

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*liuk)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA lio̍k (liok8), la̍k (lak8))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(lục, lúc, lúc, lụt)


Wu[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

Latin Alphabet: luoˋ Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄌㄨㄛˋ