天河

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Chinese[edit]

day; sky; heaven river
simp. and trad.
(天河)
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Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (6) (33)
Final () (85) (94)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () IV I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/tʰen/ /ɦɑ/
Pan
Wuyun
/tʰen/ /ɦɑ/
Shao
Rongfen
/tʰɛn/ /ɣɑ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/tʰɛn/ /ɦa/
Li
Rong
/tʰen/ /ɣɑ/
Wang
Li
/tʰien/ /ɣɑ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/tʰien/ /ɣɑ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
tiān
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
tiān xiān
Middle
Chinese
‹ then › ‹ xen › ‹ ha ›
Old
Chinese
/*l̥ˁi[n]/ /*l̥ˁi[n]/ (W dialect: l̥ˁ- > Hàn-time *xˁ- > MC x-) /*[C.ɡ]ˁaj/
English heaven heaven river

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 1/1
No. 12387 7459
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*qʰl'iːn/ /*ɡaːl/

Noun[edit]

天河

  1. (colloquial) Milky Way

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (天河):
  • Japanese: 天河(てんが) (Tenga)
  • Korean: 천하 (天河, cheonha)
  • Vietnamese: thiên hà (天河)

Proper noun[edit]

天河

  1. () Tianhe (a district of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1

Grade: 5
goon
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 天河 (*ten *ha, literally heavenly river). Compare Mandarin 天河 (Tiānhé, Milky Way), Vietnamese thiên hà (galaxy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

天河(てんが) (Tenga

  1. (astronomy) Synonym of 銀河系 (Gingakei, Milky Way)
  2. Tianhe (a district of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China)

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Proper noun[edit]

天河 (Cheonha) (hangeul 천하)

  1. Hanja form? of 천하 (Milky Way).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

天河

  1. Hán tự form of thiên hà (galaxy).