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See also:
U+55BB, 喻
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-55BB

[U+55BA]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+55BC]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30, +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 口人一弓 (ROMN), four-corner 68021, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 201, character 12
  • Dae Jaweon: page 421, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 657, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+55BB

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
variant forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*low, *lo
*l̥ʰoː
*l̥ʰoː, *lo
*l̥ʰoː
*l'oː, *slo
*l'oː, *l'os, *lo
*l'oː, *l'oːʔ, *lu, *lo
*l'oː, *l'oːs, *lo
*l'oː, *lo
*l̥ʰus, *lo
*slo, *hljo, *hljos, *lo
*sro
*hljo, *hljos
*hljo, *lo
*hljos
*lo
*lo
*lo
*lo
*lo
*lo
*lo, *los
*lo
*lo
*lo
*lo
*lo
*lo, *loʔ
*lo
*lo
*loʔ
*loʔ
*los
*los

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *los): semantic  (mouth) + phonetic  (OC *l̥ʰus, *lo).

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Note:
  • ū/jī - literary;
  • lū/jū - vernacular.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (36)
Final () (24)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/jɨoH/
Pan
Wuyun
/jioH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ioH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/juə̆H/
Li
Rong
/ioH/
Wang
Li
/jĭuH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/i̯uH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ yuH ›
Old
Chinese
/*lo-s/
English understand; metaphor

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. 15880
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*los/
Notes

Definitions[edit]

  1. to inform; to notify
  2. to understand
  3. metaphor; analogy; example; like
  4. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. Same as ().

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

  • On (unclassified): (yu)
  • Kun: さとす (satosu), さとる (satoru), たとえる (tatoeru)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(yu) (hangeul , revised yu, McCune–Reischauer yu, Yale yu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dụ, dầu, dẫu, dỗ, nhủ, rủ, dẩu)

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