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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 52 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 女戈 (VI))

  1. one
  2. tiny, small

Usage notes[edit]

is used instead of in mahjong.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 341, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9189
  • Dae Jaweon: page 650, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1092, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+5E7A

Chinese[edit]

trad. /
simp.

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (34)
Final: (93)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: IV
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: yāo
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔeu/ /ʔeu/ /ʔeu/ /ʔɛw/ /ʔeu/ /ieu/ /ʔieu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yāo ‹ ʔew › /*ʔˤ[i]w/ small (Shuōwén)

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
14618 3 /*qiːw/

Adjective[edit]

  1. tiny; minute
    /   ―  yāo  ―  small; minute
  2. youngest
      ―  lǎoyāo  ―  informal manner of referring to the last (youngest) child in a family

Noun[edit]

  1. one (an alternative way of saying the numeral, especially on the phone or in the military)
  2. ace; one on dice or dominoes

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​.

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(yo) (hangeul , revised yo, McCune-Reischauer yo)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(yêu)

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