Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: and

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
卜-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
卜-oracle.svg 卜-bronze.svg 卜-silk.svg 卜-bigseal.svg 卜-seal.svg

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

Han character[edit]

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

  1. fortune telling
  2. prophecy
  3. a surname
  4. Kangxi radical #25, ‎(divination).

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]

Etymology 1[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



  • 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/

Verb[edit]

  1. (literary) to divine

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 .
(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, romaji uranai)

  1. Alternative form of 占い

‎(hiragana ぼく, romaji boku)

  1. (archaic) fortune-telling

‎(hiragana うら, romaji 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]