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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

There are actually three "hands" in this character, as also means "hand." As does graphically.

Han character[edit]

(radical 64 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 手月月水 (QBBE), four-corner 52047, composition)

  1. give to, transmit
  2. confer

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 436, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 12242
  • Dae Jaweon: page 786, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1901, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+6388

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: 常 (25)
Final: 尤
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 承呪切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/d͡ʑɨuH/ /ʑi̯ə̯uH/ /ʑiuH/ /d͡ʑiuH/ /d͡ʑuwH/ /ʑĭəuH/ /d͡ʑiəuH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
shòu ‹ dzyuwH › /*[d]uʔ-s/ give; hand over

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
11676 1 /*djus/

Definitions[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(su) (hangeul , revised su, McCune-Reischauer su, Yale swu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thụ, thọ, thò)

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