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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally two stacked , or lifted by pair of hands, current form is instead 𡗗 + .

Han character[edit]

(radical 85 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 手大水 (QKE), four-corner 50132)

  1. great, exalted, superior
  2. big
  3. 11th hexagram of the I Ching

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 618, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17325
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1013, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1577, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+6CF0

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /tʰai⁵¹/
Harbin /tʰai⁵³/
Tianjin /tʰai⁵³/
Jinan /tʰɛ²¹/
Qingdao /tʰɛ⁴²/
Zhengzhou /tʰai³¹²/
Xi'an /tʰai⁴⁴/
Xining /tʰɛ²¹³/
Yinchuan /tʰɛ¹³/
Lanzhou /tʰɛ¹³/
Ürümqi /tʰai²¹³/
Wuhan /tʰai³⁵/
Chengdu /tʰai¹³/
Guiyang /tʰai²¹³/
Kunming /tʰæ²¹²/
Nanjing /tʰae⁴⁴/
Hefei /tʰe̞⁵³/
Jin Taiyuan /tʰai⁴⁵/
Pingyao /tʰæ³⁵/
Hohhot /tʰɛ⁵⁵/
Wu Shanghai /tʰa³⁵/
Suzhou /tʰɑ⁵¹³/
Hangzhou /tʰe̞⁴⁴⁵/
Wenzhou /tʰa⁴²/
Hui Shexian /tʰa³²⁴/
Tunxi /tʰa⁴²/
Xiang Changsha /tʰai⁵⁵/
Xiangtan /tʰai⁵⁵/
Gan Nanchang /tʰai²¹³/
Hakka Meixian /tʰai⁵³/
Taoyuan /tʰɑi⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /tʰai³³/
Nanning /tʰai³³/
Hong Kong /tʰai³³/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /tʰai²¹/
/tʰua²¹/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /tʰɑi²¹²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /tʰuɛ³³/
Shantou (Min Nan) /tʰai²¹³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /hai³⁵/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (6)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/tʰɑiH/ /tʰɑiH/ /tʰɑiH/ /tʰɑiH/ /tʰajH/ /tʰɑiH/ /tʰɑiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
tài ‹ thajH › /*l̥ ˤa[t]-s/ great

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
12313 1 /*tʰaːds/

Adjectives[edit]

  1. great, exalted, superior
  2. big
  3. Thai, referring to Thailand

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana やすし, romaji Yasushi)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(tae) (hangeul , revised tae, McCune-Reischauer t'ae, Yale thay)

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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thái)

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