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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
影-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic .

Han character[edit]

(radical 59 +12, 15 strokes, cangjie input 日火竹竹竹 (AFHHH), four-corner 62922, composition)

  1. shadow
  2. image, reflection
  3. photograph

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 364, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 10019
  • Dae Jaweon: page 684, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 857, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5F71

Chinese[edit]

-
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 庚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 於丙切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɣiæŋX/ /ʔi̯ɐŋX/ /ʔiɐŋX/ /ʔɯiaŋX/ /ʔiajŋX/ /ĭɐŋX/ /ʔiaŋX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yǐng ‹ ʔjængX › /*qraŋʔ/ shadow (n.)

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
6837 0 /*qraŋʔ/ 古作景,顏之推說葛洪字苑始加彡

Definitions[edit]

  1. shadow
  2. image
  3. photograph

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Human shadow.jpg

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unbound apophonic form of ‎(kaga).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana かが, romaji kaga)

  1. light
  2. a shape or form reflected in light
  3. a shadow
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

‎(kaga) +‎ ‎(-i) > kage. Bound apophonic form of ‎(kaga).

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana かげ, romaji kage)

  1. light
  2. a shape or form reflected in light
  3. shadow

See also[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(yeong) (hangeul , revised yeong, McCune-Reischauer yŏng, Yale yeng)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ảnh)

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