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See also:
U+62B1, 抱
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-62B1

[U+62B0]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+62B2]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
8 strokes
Japanese
Simplified
Traditional

Han character[edit]

(radical 64, +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 手心口山 (QPRU), four-corner 57012, composition)

  1. embrace, hold in arms, enfold

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 423, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11917
  • Dae Jaweon: page 771, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1856, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+62B1

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

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
抱-slip.svg 抱-seal.svg 抱-bigseal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*buː
*buː, *buːs
*buː
*buːʔ
*buːs, *mɯnʔ
*buːs
*pruː
*pruː
*pruː, *pʰruː
*pruː
*pruː, *bu, *bu
*pruːʔ
*pʰruː, *m̥ʰruːs, *bruː
*pʰruːs, *bruː
*pʰruːs, *bruːs
*pʰruːs, *bruːs
*bruː, *bruːɡ
*bruː
*bruː
*bruː
*bruː
*bruː
*bruː
*bruː, *bruːs
*bruː, *bruːɡ
*bruː, *pʰruːɡ
*bruː, *bruːʔ, *bruːs, *pʰruːɡ
*bruːʔ
*bruːʔ, *bruːs, *bruːɡ, *pʰoːɡ
*bu
*bruːɡ
*bruːɡ

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *buːʔ): semantic  () + phonetic  (OC *pruː) – hold in one’s hands. Note that 包 has the meaning of “wrap”, hence connotations of “wrap in one’s hands, embrace”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • bou6 - equivalent to ;
  • paau1 - equivalent to .
  • Min Nan
  • Note:
    • phǒ͘/phō - literary;
    • phǒ/phǎu/phāu/pǎu/pāu - vernacular;
    • pō - unknown dialect.

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Initial () (3)
    Final () (89)
    Tone (調) Rising (X)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () I
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /bɑuX/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /bɑuX/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /bɑuX/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /bawX/
    Li
    Rong
    /bɑuX/
    Wang
    Li
    /bɑuX/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /bʱɑuX/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    bào
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    bào
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ bawX ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*[m-p]ˁuʔ/
    English carry in the arms

    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. 268
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    1
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*buːʔ/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. to heft in the arms; to carry
    2. to hug; to embrace
    3. (Sichuan) to incubate

    Compounds[edit]

    References[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (common “Jōyō” kanji)

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    Readings[edit]


    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (po) (hangeul , revised po, McCune–Reischauer p'o, Yale pho)

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    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (bão)

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