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U+5E7C, 幼
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5E7C

[U+5E7B]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5E7D]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 52, +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 女戈大尸 (VIKS), four-corner 24727, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 342, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9193
  • Dae Jaweon: page 650, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1093, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+5E7C

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
variant forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Chu Slip and silk script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
幼-oracle.svg 幼-bronze.svg 幼-silk.svg 幼-seal.svg 幼-bigseal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*qliw, *qrɯwʔ
*qrɯːw, *qrɯːws
*qrɯːw, *qrɯːws
*qrɯːw, *qrɯwʔ
*qrɯːwʔ, *qrɯːws
*qrɯːwʔ, *qɯːwʔ
*qrɯːwʔ, *qrɯːws
*qrɯːwʔ
*qrɯːws
*qɯːw, *qrɯw, *qrɯw, *qrɯwʔ
*qiːwʔ
*qɯːwʔ
*qrɯw, *qrɯwʔ
*qrɯw
*qrɯwʔ
*qrɯws

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (tiny) +  (strength). (OC *qiːw) may also act as a phonetic component.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (34)
Final () (138)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʔiɪuH/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʔɨuH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔieuH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʔjiwH/
Li
Rong
/ʔiĕuH/
Wang
Li
/iəuH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔieuH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yòu
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
yòu
Middle
Chinese
‹ ʔjiwH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[ʔ](r)iw-s/
English young

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
No. 15646
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*qrɯws/

Definitions[edit]

  1. infant; young child
  2. young
  3. immature
  4. to love; to take care of (the young)
    • 幼,以及幼。 [Classical Chinese, trad. and simp.]
      From: Mengzi (Mencius), circa 4th century BCE
      Yòu wú yòu, yǐjí rén zhī yòu. [Pinyin]
      Treat with the kindness due to youth the young in your own family, so that the young in the families of others shall be similarly treated.
  5. (Cantonese) fine (not coarse)
  6. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(yu) (hangeul , revised yu, McCune–Reischauer yu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ấu, âu)

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