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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 40 +17, 20 strokes, cangjie input 十一山金 (JMUC), four-corner 30806, composition)

  1. treasure, jewel
  2. precious, rare

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 293, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7376
  • Dae Jaweon: page 579, character 32
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 958, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+5BF6

Chinese[edit]

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simp.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: (1)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pɑuX/ /pɑuX/ /pɑuX/ /pɑuX/ /pawX/ /pɑuX/ /pɑuX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
bǎo ‹ pawX › /*pˤuʔ/ precious thing

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
3264 1 /*puːʔ/

Noun[edit]

  1. treasure; something rare

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(bo) (hangeul , revised bo, McCune-Reischauer po)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bảo, báu, bửu)

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