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Translingual[edit]

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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simp.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Small seal script
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Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  ‎(mouth) + phonetic  ‎(OC *kʰa, *qʰa) – to exhale, blow out from the mouth. Note that 虛 means empty, void, hence connotations of “empty via the mouth”.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (32) (32)
Final () (22) (22)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/hɨʌ/ /hɨʌH/
Pan
Wuyun
/hiɔ/ /hiɔH/
Shao
Rongfen
/xiɔ/ /xiɔH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/hɨə̆/ /hɨə̆H/
Li
Rong
/xiɔ/ /xiɔH/
Wang
Li
/xĭo/ /xĭoH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/xi̯wo/ /xi̯woH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex

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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