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U+518E, 冎
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-518E

[U+518D]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+518F]
See also:

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
骨-order.gif
Box on right (Traditional Chinese and Japanese kanji)
Stroke order
骨-aorder.gif
Box on left (Simplified Chinese)

Alternative forms[edit]

There are two forms of this character (and hence derived ones): with the square in the lower left of the upper box, or with the square in the lower right of the upper box, as in the images at right.

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) - a skull.

Han character[edit]

(radical 13 +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 月弓月 (BNB))

  1. dismember
  2. bone
  3. get cut, kill
  4. old term for

Usage notes[edit]

The top section of the character turns left (◱) in PRC and Singapore, while it turns right (◲) elsewhere.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 129, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1525
  • Dae Jaweon: page 290, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 100, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+518E

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*l'oːl
*ɡ·roːl, *kʷroːl
*kloːl, *kloːls
*kloːl, *qloːl
*kloːl
*kloːl, *ɡloːls
*kloːl
*koːl, *kroːl, *kʷroːl
*kloːl
*kloːl, *qloːl
*kloːlʔ, *kloːls
*kʰloːl
*kʰloːl, *kr'oːl
*ɡloːlʔ
*qloːl
*qloːl
*kr'oːl
*kr'oːl
*kroːl, *kʷroːl
*kroːl, *kʷroːl
*kroːl, *kʷroːl
*kroːlʔ
*kroːlʔ
*qʰroːls, *qʰʷroːls
*kʷroːl
*kʰʷroːl
*kʰʷroːl

Definitions[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is an ancient form of .)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. hollow
  2. scoop out

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gwa) (hangeul , revised gwa, McCune-Reischauer kwa)

  1. tear [peel, strip, split, take] off: pare; rind; shuck; shell; hull; crack; remove;

ex) ~ bone a chicken, ~clean[bone] a fish