水火

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Chinese

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water; river
fire; angry; fierce
fire; angry; fierce; fiery; thriving
 
trad. (水火)
simp. #(水火)
anagram 火水

Pronunciation

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Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (26) (32)
Final () (18) (95)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () III I
Fanqie
Baxter sywijX xwaX
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɕˠiuɪX/ /huɑX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɕʷᵚiX/ /huɑX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɕiuɪX/ /xuɑX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɕjwiX/ /hwaX/
Li
Rong
/ɕjuiX/ /xuɑX/
Wang
Li
/ɕwiX/ /xuɑX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɕwiX/ /xuɑX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
shuǐ huǒ
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
seoi2 fo2
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
shuǐ huǒ
Middle
Chinese
‹ sywijX › ‹ xwaX ›
Old
Chinese
/*s.turʔ/ (E dialect: *-r > *-j) /*[qʷʰ]ˁəjʔ/
English water; river fire

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 # 1/1 1/1
No. 11948 5540
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*qʰʷljilʔ/ /*qʰʷaːlʔ/

Noun

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水火

  1. (literally) fire and water
  2. (figurative) opposites; diametrically opposing things
  3. (figurative) extreme misery; state of severe suffering

Derived terms

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Descendants

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Sino-Xenic (水火):
  • Japanese: (す​い)() (su​ika)

Japanese

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Kanji in this term
すい
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Pronunciation

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Noun

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(すい)() (suikaすいくわ (suikwa)?

  1. water and fire
    Synonym: 火水 (kasui; himizu)

References

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  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN