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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
楚-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  ‎(trees) + phonetic  – a place with many trees, the Kingdom of Chu.

Han character[edit]

(radical 75 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 木木弓卜人 (DDNYO), four-corner 44801)

  1. Chu, an ancient Chinese viscounty and kingdom along the Yangtze River during the Zhou dynasty
  2. The realm of this state under later imperial Chinese dynasties
  3. clear
  4. pain, suffering

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 539, character 23
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 15141
  • Dae Jaweon: page 927, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1244, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+695A

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (楚), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 初 (19)
Final: 魚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 創舉切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ʃʰɨʌX/ /ʈ͡ʂʰi̯woX/ /t͡ʃʰiɔX/ /ʈ͡ʂʰiɔX/ /ʈ͡ʂʰɨə̆X/ /t͡ʃʰĭoX/ /t͡ʃʰiɔX/
Character (楚), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 初 (19)
Final: 魚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 瘡據切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ʃʰɨʌH/ /ʈ͡ʂʰi̯woH/ /t͡ʃʰiɔH/ /ʈ͡ʂʰiɔH/ /ʈ͡ʂʰɨə̆H/ /t͡ʃʰĭoH/ /t͡ʃʰiɔH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
chǔ ‹ tsrhjoX › /*[s.r̥ ]aʔ/ arrange in order
chǔ ‹ tsrhjoX › /*s.r̥ aʔ/ thorns
chǔ ‹ tsrhjoX › /*s.r̥ aʔ/ name of a state

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
11781 0 /*sŋ̥ʰraʔ/
11786 0 /*sŋ̥ʰras/

Definitions[edit]

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Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(cho) (hangeul , revised cho, McCune-Reischauer ch'o, Yale cho)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(sở, sỡ)

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