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Translingual[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Small seal script
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Han character[edit]

(radical 60 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 竹人竹弓水 (HOHNE), four-corner 27247, composition)

  1. service
  2. servant, laborer
  3. to serve

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 365, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 10057
  • Dae Jaweon: page 685, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 814, character 23
  • Unihan data for U+5F79

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /i⁵¹/
Harbin /i⁵³/
Tianjin /i⁵³/
Jinan /i²¹/
Qingdao /i⁴²/
Zhengzhou /i⁴²/
Xi'an /i²⁴/
Xining /ji²⁴/
Yinchuan /i¹³/
Lanzhou /i⁵³/
Ürümqi /i²¹³/
Wuhan /y²¹³/
Chengdu /yo³¹/
Guiyang /iu²¹/
Kunming /i³¹/
Nanjing /ʐuʔ⁵/
Hefei /yəʔ⁵/
Jin Taiyuan /iəʔ²/
Pingyao /yʌʔ⁵³/
Hohhot /i⁵⁵/
Wu Shanghai /ɦioʔ¹/
/ɦyɪʔ¹/
Suzhou /ɦyəʔ³/
Hangzhou /ɦioʔ²/
Wenzhou /jy²¹³/
Hui Shexian /yʔ²¹/
Tunxi
Xiang Changsha /y²⁴/
Xiangtan /y²⁴/
Gan Nanchang /yʔ⁵/
Hakka Meixian /it̚⁵/
Taoyuan /ʒït̚⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /jek̚²/
Nanning /jek̚²²/
Hong Kong /jik̚²/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /ik̚⁵/
/iaʔ⁵/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /iʔ⁵/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /i²⁴/
Shantou (Min Nan) /hiaʔ⁵/
Haikou (Min Nan) /ia³³/
/zi³⁵/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (36)
Final () (124)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/jwiᴇk̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/jʷiɛk̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/iuæk̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/jwiajk̚/
Li
Rong
/iuɛk̚/
Wang
Li
/jĭwɛk̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/i̯wɛk̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ ywek ›
Old
Chinese
/*ɢʷek/
English war expedition; service

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. 15006
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɢʷeɡ/

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References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana やく, romaji yaku)

  1. role, service, use

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(yeok) (hangeul , revised yeok, McCune-Reischauer yŏk, Yale yek)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dịch, việc)

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