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U+6C42, 求
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6C42

[U+6C41]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+6C43]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 85 +2, 6 strokes, cangjie input 戈十水 (IJE), four-corner 43132)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 604, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17105
  • Dae Jaweon: page 998, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1547, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+6C42

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
求-oracle.svg 求-bronze.svg 求-bigseal.svg 求-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*kus
*ɡu
*ɡu
*ɡu
*ɡu
*ɡu
*ɡu
*ɡu
*ɡu
*ɡu
*ɡu, *qʰu
絿 *ɡu
*ɡu
*ɡu
*ɡu, *ko
*ɡu

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (30)
Final () (136)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɡɨu/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɡiu/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɡiəu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/guw/
Li
Rong
/ɡiu/
Wang
Li
/ɡĭəu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/gi̯ə̯u/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
qiú
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
qiú
Middle
Chinese
‹ gjuw ›
Old
Chinese
/*[ɡ](r)u/
English seek

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
No. 10560
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
𧚍
Old
Chinese
/*ɡu/
Notes

Definitions[edit]

  1. to seek; to look for
    月亮代表歌詞 [MSC, trad.]
    月亮代表歌词 [MSC, simp.]
    qiú "Yuèliàng Dàibiǎo Wǒ de Xīn" de gēcí [Pinyin]
    looking for the lyrics to "The Moon Represents My Heart"
  2. to beg; to request; to implore
    /   ―  qiú tā bié zǒu  ―  begged for him to not leave
  3. to request; to ask for
  4. to require; to demand
  5. to covet; to seek (fame, riches)
  6. to attract
  7. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana もとむ, romaji Motomu)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(cầu)

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