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U+5F31, 弱
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5F31

[U+5F30]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5F32]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 57, +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 弓一弓戈一 (NMNIM), four-corner 17127, composition ⿰⿹⿹弓冫)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 358, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9791
  • Dae Jaweon: page 675, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 996, character 16
  • Unihan data for U+5F31

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
alt. forms 𢐅

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Qin slip script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
弱-slip.svg 弱-seal.svg 弱-bigseal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*neːwʔ
*njewɢ
*njewɢ, *neːwɢ
*njewɢ
*rneːwɢ, *rnaːwɢ
*neːwɢ

弓 ("bow") + 彡 ("decoration" [in this case]) as a decorative bow is functionally inferior.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • jio̍k/lio̍k/jia̍k - literary;
  • jio̍h/lio̍h - vernacular.
  • Wu

    • Dialectal data
    Variety Location
    Mandarin Beijing /ʐuo⁵¹/
    Harbin /iau⁵³/
    /ʐuo⁵³/
    Tianjin /ʐɑu⁵³/
    /ʐɤ⁵³/
    Jinan /luə²¹/
    Qingdao /yə⁴²/
    Zhengzhou /ʐuo²⁴/
    Xi'an /vo²⁴/
    Xining /u⁴⁴/
    Yinchuan /ʐuə¹³/
    Lanzhou /və³¹/
    Ürümqi /ʐuɤ²¹³/
    Wuhan /io²¹³/
    Chengdu /zo³¹/
    Guiyang /zo²¹/
    Kunming /ʐo³¹/
    Nanjing /ioʔ⁵/
    Hefei /ʐuɐʔ⁵/
    Jin Taiyuan /zaʔ²/
    Pingyao /ʐʌʔ⁵³/
    Hohhot /ʐuaʔ⁴³/
    Wu Shanghai /zaʔ¹/
    Suzhou /zɑʔ³/
    Hangzhou /zɑʔ²/
    Wenzhou /ja²¹³/
    Hui Shexian /niɔ²²/
    Tunxi /ȵio¹¹/
    Xiang Changsha /ȵio²⁴/
    Xiangtan /ȵio²⁴/
    Gan Nanchang /ȵiɔʔ⁵/
    /lɔʔ⁵/
    Hakka Meixian /ŋiok̚⁵/
    Taoyuan /ŋiok̚⁵⁵/
    Cantonese Guangzhou /jœk̚²/
    Nanning /jœk̚²²/
    Hong Kong /jœk̚²/
    Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /liɔk̚⁵/
    /lioʔ⁵/
    Fuzhou (Min Dong) /yoʔ⁵/
    Jian'ou (Min Bei) /ŋiɔ²⁴/
    Shantou (Min Nan) /ziak̚⁵/
    Haikou (Min Nan) /niɔk̚³/

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Initial () (38)
    Final () (107)
    Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () III
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /ȵɨɐk̚/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /ȵiɐk̚/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /ȵʑiɑk̚/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /ȵɨak̚/
    Li
    Rong
    /ȵiak̚/
    Wang
    Li
    /ȵʑĭak̚/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /ȵʑi̯ak̚/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    ruò
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    ruò
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ nyak ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*newk/
    English weak

    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. 10947
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    2
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*njewɢ/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. weak; feeble
      /   ―  ruǎnruò  ―  weak, feeble
    2. fragile; delicate

    Antonyms[edit]

    Compounds[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

    1. weak
    2. weakness
    3. slightly less than

    Readings[edit]


    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (yak) (hangeul , McCune–Reischauer yak, Yale yak)

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    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (nhược, ních)

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