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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  ‎(tree) + phonetic  – the seeds or nuts of a tree. By extension, the kernel or core generally.

Han character[edit]

(radical 75 +6, 10 strokes, cangjie input 木卜女人 (DYVO), four-corner 40982, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 524, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14743
  • Dae Jaweon: page 912, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1206, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+6838

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 匣 (33)
Final: 麥
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 下革切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɣɛk̚/ /ɣæk̚/ /ɣɛk̚/ /ɦɯæk̚/ /ɦəɨjk̚/ /ɣæk̚/ /ɣɐk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ hɛk › /*[ɡ]ˤ<r>ək/ kernel fruit; scrutinize

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
4334 2 /*ɡuːd/ 𣝗字訓讀
4843 0 /*ɡrɯːɡ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. seed, kernel, core, nut
  2. atom

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana かく, romaji kaku)

  1. atomic nucleus
  2. (algebra) kernel
  3. (astronomy) core, nucleus
  4. cell nucleus

Synonyms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(haek, hol) (hangeul , , revised haek, hol, McCune-Reischauer haek, hol, Yale hayk, hol)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hạch, cây, cơi, hột)

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