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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.
alt. forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
幼-oracle.svg 幼-bronze.svg 幼-silk.svg 幼-bigseal.svg 幼-seal.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
Baxter-Sagart 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. A surname​.

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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