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See also:
U+64CD, 操
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-64CD

[U+64CC]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+64CE]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 64 +13, 16 strokes, cangjie input 手口口木 (QRRD), four-corner 56094, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 458, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 12806
  • Dae Jaweon: page 807, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1969, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+64CD

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Large seal script Small seal script
操-bigseal.svg 操-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ʔsaːwʔ
*ʔslaːwʔ
*ʔsaːwʔ
*ʔsaːwʔ, *saːw, *sʰaw
*ʔsaːws
*ʔsaːws
*sʰaːw, *sʰaːws
*sʰaːw, *sʰaw
*sʰaːwʔ
*sʰaːws
*zaːw, *sʰaw
*saːw, *saːws
*saːw
*saːwʔ, *saːws
*saːws
*saːws
*saːws
*saːws
*ʔsawʔ, *ʔseːwʔ
*soːwʔ, *srow

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *sʰaːw, *sʰaːws): semantic  (hand) + phonetic  (OC *saːws).

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Note:
  • chhau - vernacular;
  • chho/chho͘ - literary.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/3
Initial () (14)
Final () (89)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡sʰɑu/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡sʰɑu/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʰɑu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡sʰaw/
Li
Rong
/t͡sʰɑu/
Wang
Li
/t͡sʰɑu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡sʰɑu/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
cāo
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
cāo
Middle
Chinese
‹ tshawX ›
Old
Chinese
/*[tsʰ]ˤawʔ/
English grasp (v.)

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 # 1/2
No. 16571
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*sʰaːw/
Definitions[edit]

  1. to conduct
  2. to run
  3. to control
  4. to manage
  5. (military) to drill
  6. to have sb. overwork
  7. to speak (an accent)
  8. calisthenics
  9. exercise
  10. A surname​.
Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Note:
  • chhau/chhó - vernacular;
  • chho/chho͘ - literary;
  • chhò/chhò͘ - literary (limited, e.g. 曹操).

Rime
Character
Reading # 3/3
Initial () (14)
Final () (89)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡sʰɑuH/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡sʰɑuH/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʰɑuH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡sʰawH/
Li
Rong
/t͡sʰɑuH/
Wang
Li
/t͡sʰɑuH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡sʰɑuH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
cào
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
cāo
Middle
Chinese
‹ tshawH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[tsʰ]ˤawʔ-s/
English (what is grasped:) principles

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 # 2/2
No. 16575
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*sʰaːws/
Definitions[edit]

  1. conduct; behaviour
Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. (vulgar) Alternative form of (cào, “to fuck”).

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. chastity
  2. fidelity
  3. honor
  4. faith

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jo) (hangeul , revised jo, McCune-Reischauer cho, Yale co)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thao, tháo, thạo, xáo, thảo)

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