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U+5340, 區
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5340

[U+533F]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5341]

Translingual[edit]

Japanese
Simplified
Traditional

Han character[edit]

(radical 23, +9, 11 strokes, cangjie input 尸口口口 (SRRR), four-corner 71716, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 155, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2691
  • Dae Jaweon: page 348, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 87, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+5340

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Chu Slip and silk script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
區-oracle.svg 區-bronze-warring.svg 區-silk.svg 區-seal.svg 區-bigseal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*kʰoː, *kʰo
*kʰoː
*kʰoː, *qoː
*qoː
*qoː, *qoːʔ
*qoː, *kʰo
*qoː
*qoː
*qoː, *qoːs
*qoː
*qoː, *qoːʔ
*qoː
*qoː
*qoː, *kʰu, *qo, *qos
*qoː, *qas
*qoː
*qoːʔ
*qoːʔ
*kʰl'o
*kʰjo
*kʰo, *kʰos
*kʰo
*kʰo
*kʰo
*kʰo
*qoʔ
*qos
*qos

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  +  (three men) – Many people () hide in .

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2
Initial () (29)
Final () (24)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kʰɨo/
Pan
Wuyun
/kʰio/
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰio/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kʰuə̆/
Li
Rong
/kʰio/
Wang
Li
/kʰĭu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kʰi̯u/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 2/2
No. 10605
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kʰo/

Definitions[edit]

  1. area; district; region; ward
  2. administrative division
  3. residence; dwelling
  4. small house
  5. world; the human world
  6. small; tiny
  7. mediocre; ordinary
  8. to distinguish; to differentiate
  9. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: The zero initial /∅-/ is commonly pronounced with a ng-initial /ŋ-/ in some varieties of Cantonese, including Hong Kong Cantonese.

Rime
Character
Reading # 2/2
Initial () (34)
Final () (137)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʔəu/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʔəu/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔəu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʔəw/
Li
Rong
/ʔu/
Wang
Li
/əu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔə̯u/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
ōu
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
ōu
Middle
Chinese
‹ ʔuw ›
Old
Chinese
/*qˤ(r)o/
English (a measure)

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 # 1/2
No. 10584
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*qoː/

Definitions[edit]

  1. (historical) an ancient measuring vessel
  2. (historical) Classifier for the amount measured by one ou.
  3. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

  1. ward
  2. district

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gu, u) (hangeul , , McCune–Reischauer ku, u)

  1. area
  2. district
  3. region
  4. ward

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khu, khù, au, âu)

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