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U+535C, 卜
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-535C

[U+535B]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+535D]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
卜-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 25 +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 卜 (Y), four-corner 23000, composition)

  1. Kangxi radical #25, .

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 157, character 25
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2774
  • Dae Jaweon: page 361, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 91, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+535C

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Chu bamboo and silk script Qin bamboo and wooden slip script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
卜-oracle.svg 卜-bronze.svg 卜-silk.svg 卜-slip.svg 卜-seal.svg 卜-bigseal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*pʰoːɡs, *pʰus, *pʰoɡs, *bɯːɡ, *pʰoːɡ
*pʰoɡs
*pʰoɡs
*pʰroːɡ
*pʰroːɡ
*poːɡ
*poːɡ
*pʰoːɡ
*pʰoːɡ, *pʰroːɡ

Perhaps a pictogram (象形) of a crack in an oracle bone, used for divination in ancient China. The word itself (Old Chinese: *poːɡ) may be onomatopoeic in origin.

Etymology 1[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • poh - also written as 博;
  • pok - surname (Mainland).

  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /pu²¹⁴/
Harbin /pʰu²¹³/
Tianjin /pʰu¹³/
Jinan /pu⁵⁵/
Qingdao /pu⁵⁵/
Zhengzhou /pu⁵³/
Xi'an /po²¹/
Xining /pv̩⁴⁴/
Yinchuan /puə¹³/
/pu¹³/ ~算子
Lanzhou /pə¹³/
Ürümqi /pʰu⁵¹/
Wuhan /pʰu²¹³/
Chengdu /pu¹³/
Guiyang /pʰu²¹/
Kunming /pʰu³¹/
Nanjing /puʔ⁵/
Hefei /pʰəʔ⁵/
Jin Taiyuan /pəʔ²/
Pingyao /pʌʔ¹³/
Hohhot /pəʔ⁴³/ ~拉
/pei⁵⁵/ 萝~
Wu Shanghai /poʔ⁵/
Suzhou /poʔ⁵/
Hangzhou /pʰoʔ⁵/
Wenzhou /po²¹³/
Hui Shexian /pɔʔ²¹/
Tunxi /pʰu⁵/
Xiang Changsha /pʰu²⁴/
Xiangtan /pʰu²⁴/
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian /puk̚¹/
Taoyuan /puk̚²²/
Cantonese Guangzhou /pok̚⁵/
Nanning /pʰuk̚⁵⁵/
Hong Kong /puk̚⁵/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /pɔk̚³²/
/poʔ³²/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /pɔuʔ²³/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /pʰu²⁴/
Shantou (Min Nan) /pok̚²/
Haikou (Min Nan) /ʔbɔk̚⁵/
/ʔbak̚⁵/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (1)
Final () (3)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/puk̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/puk̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/puk̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/pəwk̚/
Li
Rong
/puk̚/
Wang
Li
/puk̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/puk̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
bu
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ puwk ›
Old
Chinese
/*pˤok/
English divine (v.)

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. 998
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*poːɡ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. (literary) to divine
  2. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

Etymology 3[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“wish; desire; to wish; to desire; to want; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana うらない, rōmaji uranai)

  1. Alternative form of 占い

(hiragana ぼく, rōmaji boku)

  1. (archaic) fortune-telling

(hiragana うら, rōmaji ura)

  1. (archaic) fortune-telling

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bok) (hangeul , revised bok, McCune-Reischauer pok, Yale pok)

  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]

Readings[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. ăn bốc (咹卜, to eat with the fingers)

References[edit]