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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 66 +7, 11 strokes, cangjie input 戈水人大 (IEOK), four-corner 48140, composition)

  1. save, rescue, relieve
  2. help, aid

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 471, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13221
  • Dae Jaweon: page 823, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1460, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6551

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 尤
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 居祐切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɨuH/ /ki̯ə̯uH/ /kiuH/ /kiuH/ /kuwH/ /kĭəuH/ /kiəuH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
jiù ‹ kjuwH › /*s.k(r)u-s/ help, save

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
10559 1 /*kus/

Verb[edit]

  1. to save; to rescue; to help

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gu) (hangeul , revised gu, McCune-Reischauer ku, Yale kwu)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Pinyin jiù (jiu4), Wade-Giles chiu4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(cứu)

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