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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  + : a man standing and a man kneeling; compare .

Han character[edit]

(radical 26 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 竹女尸中 (HVSL), four-corner 27720)

  1. lofty
  2. high
  3. to raise, lift up
  4. high-priced

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 158, character 49
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2841
  • Dae Jaweon: page 363, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 310, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+536C

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (卬), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 疑 (31)
Final: 唐
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 五岡切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋɑŋ/ /ŋɑŋ/ /ŋɑŋ/ /ŋɑŋ/ /ŋaŋ/ /ŋɑŋ/ /ŋɑŋ/
Character (卬), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 疑 (31)
Final: 陽
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 魚兩切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋɨɐŋX/ /ŋi̯aŋX/ /ŋiaŋX/ /ŋiɐŋX/ /ŋɨaŋX/ /ŋĭaŋX/ /ŋiɑŋX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
áng ‹ ngang › /*[k.ŋ]ˤaŋ/ high; lift high
áng ‹ ngang › /*ŋˤaŋ/ I, me

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
27 0 /*ŋaːŋ/
32 0 /*ŋaŋʔ/

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. lofty
  2. high
  3. raise
  4. high-priced

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ang) (hangeul , revised ang, McCune-Reischauer ang)

  1. I, oneself
  2. high
  3. raise

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngang, ngàng)

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