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U+5408, 合
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5408

[U+5407]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5409]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
6 strokes

Han character[edit]

(radical 30, +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 人一口 (OMR), four-corner 80601, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 174, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3287
  • Dae Jaweon: page 387, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 581, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5408

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
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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 Bronze inscriptions Chu Slip and silk script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
合-oracle.svg 合-bronze.svg 合-bronze-warring.svg 合-silk.svg 合-seal.svg 合-bigseal.svg

Ideogrammic compound (會意): + (mouth) : Two mouths speaking together.

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • ha̍p - used only to mean 'join', 'to combine', 'to unite' and literary readings;
  • ha̍h/a̍h - vernacular.
Note:
  • hab8 - alternative pronunciation for "to close";
  • gab8 - dialectal usage "combining" (e.g. 合藥).
  • Wu
  • Note:
    • hheq (T5) - regular pronunciation for "together", etc;
    • keq (T4) - alternative pronunciation in certain words like 合算.

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/2
    Initial () (33)
    Final () (160)
    Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () I
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /ɦʌp̚/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /ɦəp̚/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /ɣɒp̚/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /ɦəp̚/
    Li
    Rong
    /ɣᴀp̚/
    Wang
    Li
    /ɣɒp̚/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /ɣăp̚/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    Expected
    Cantonese
    Reflex
    hap6
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 2/2
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ hop ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*m-kˁop/
    English come together; bring together

    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 # 2/2
    No. 4970
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    3
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*ɡuːb/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. to close; to shut
        ―  shàng  ―  close
    2. to join; to combine; to unite; to bring together
      /   ―    ―  to assemble
        ―    ―  to gather, to assemble
    3. to suit; to fit
      /   ―  shì  ―  to fit, to suit
      /   ―  shì  ―  suitable, fitting
      紅酒 / 红酒  ―  Yú hé hóngjiǔ bù.  ―  Fish and red wine don't go well together.
      沒有尺寸帽子 [MSC, trad.]
      没有尺寸帽子 [MSC, simp.]
      Nà ge diàn lǐ méiyǒu wǒ chǐcùn de màozǐ. [Pinyin]
      There are no hats in that store that fit me.
    4. to have sexual intercourse
    5. to fight, to have a confrontation with
    6. to be equivalent to, to add up
      公頃十五市畝 [MSC, trad.]
      公顷十五市亩 [MSC, simp.]
      Yī gōngqǐng shíwǔ shìmǔ. [Pinyin]
      A hectare is equivalent to 15 mu.
    7. spouse
    8. whole; entire
    9. together
      卡片我們全家母親節快樂 [MSC, trad.]
      卡片我们全家母亲节快乐 [MSC, simp.]
      Zhè zhāng kǎpiàn shì wǒmen quánjiā sòng de. Zhù nín mǔqīnjié kuàilè. [Pinyin]
      This card comes from the whole family. Happy Mother's Day.
    10. Alternative form of (, “box”).
    11. (games, battle) round
    12. (astronomy) conjunction
    13. (Chinese phonetics) Short for 合口 (hékǒu, “closed-mouthed”).
    14. Classifier for the number of fights.
    15. to compound; to make up (medicine, etc.)
    16. A surname​.

    Compounds[edit]

    Etymology 2[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]


    Note: literary reading.

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 2/2
    Initial () (28)
    Final () (160)
    Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () I
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /kʌp̚/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /kəp̚/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /kɒp̚/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /kəp̚/
    Li
    Rong
    /kᴀp̚/
    Wang
    Li
    /kɒp̚/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /kăp̚/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    ge
    Expected
    Cantonese
    Reflex
    gap3
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/2
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ kop ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*kˁop/
    English together; put together; combined

    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. 4955
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    3
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*kuːb/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. One tenth of a (shēng); one decilitre.

    Etymology 3[edit]

    Pronunciation[edit]


    Definitions[edit]

    1. (music) Gongche notation of low sol (5̣).

    Compounds[edit]

    Etymology 4[edit]

    For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to close, to shut; all of, whole of”).
    (This character, , is the simplified form of .)
    Notes:

    Etymology 5[edit]

    For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“box; case”).
    (This character, , is the second-round simplified form of .)
    Notes:

    References[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

    1. fit
    2. suit
    3. join
    4. one tenth

    Readings[edit]

    Compounds[edit]

    Etymology 1[edit]

    Kanji in this term
    ごう
    Grade: 2
    on’yomi

    Counter[edit]

    (ごう) (-gōがふ (gafu)?

    1. covered containers
    2. battles

    Noun[edit]

    (ごう) (がふ (gafu)?

    1. 0.18039 liters, equaling ten shaku or a tenth of a shō
    2. a tenth of the distance from the base to the summit of a mountain
    See also[edit]

    Etymology 2[edit]

    Kanji in this term
    あ(い)
    Grade: 2
    kun’yomi
    For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
    あい
    [suffix] mutual, together, each other, meeting
    [noun] Short for 合い服 (あいふく, aifuku, clothing worn in spring or autumn).
    Alternative spellings
    合い,
    (This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (eumhun 합할 (haphal hap))

    1. Hanja form? of (to unite).

    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    : Hán Việt readings: hợp[1][2][3][4][5], hiệp[3][4][5], hạp[6][3], cáp[3][4]
    : Nôm readings: hợp[1][2][6], họp[1][2][6], hiệp[1][2], hạp[6], cáp[1], cóp[6], gộp[6], sáp[1]

    1. Hán tự form of hợp (to unite, suitable).
    2. Hán tự form of hiệp (unite).
    3. Hán tự form of hạp (to unite, suitable (rare spelling of hợp)).
    4. Nôm form of sáp (flexible material used to store cosmetics).

    References[edit]