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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  ‎(mouth) + phonetic  – to exhale, blow out from the mouth. Note that 虛 means empty, void, hence connotations of “empty via the mouth”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 口卜心一 (RYPM), four-corner 61017, composition)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 209, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4206
  • Dae Jaweon: page 429, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 675, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+5653

Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: 曉 (32)
Final: 魚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 朽居切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/hɨʌ/ /xi̯wo/ /xiɔ/ /hiɔ/ /hɨə̆/ /xĭo/ /xiɔ/
Character (噓), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 曉 (32)
Final: 魚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 許御切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/hɨʌH/ /xi̯woH/ /xiɔH/ /hiɔH/ /hɨə̆H/ /xĭoH/ /xiɔH/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to slowly exhale
  2. to sigh; to lament
  3. to praise; to flatter
  4. to be burnt by steam
  5. (Mandarin) hush! shh!

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(heo) (hangeul , revised heo, McCune-Reischauer hŏ)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hờ)

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