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U+6FAA, 澪
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6FAA

[U+6FA9]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+6FAB]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 85, +13, 16 strokes, cangjie input 水一月戈 (EMBI) or X水一月戈 (XEMBI), four-corner 31137, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 653, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 18398
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1063, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1754, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+6FAA

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp. #

Pronunciation[edit]


Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (37)
Final () (125)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/leŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/leŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/lɛŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/lɛjŋ/
Li
Rong
/leŋ/
Wang
Li
/lieŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/lieŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
líng
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 8328
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*reːŋ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. The name of a body of water.
  2. Alternative form of (líng).

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. waterway, channel

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
みお
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

⟨mi1 wo⟩/miwo//mio/

From Old Japanese. Found in the Man'yōshū, completed some time after 759 CE, spelled either phonetically in man'yōgana or as 水尾.[1]

Derived as a compound of (mi, water, ancient combining form) +‎ (wo, cord; something long and continuing, modern reading o, likely cognate with (o, tail) from the sense of “something long and continuing from the end of the main body”).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana みお, rōmaji mio, historical hiragana みを)

  1. a waterway
  2. (more specifically) a navigable channel
  3. a wake (path left behind by a passing ship on the water's surface)
    Synonym: 航跡 (kōseki)
Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana みお, rōmaji Mio, historical hiragana みを)

  1. a female given name

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
れい
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese (MC leŋ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana れい, rōmaji Rei)

  1. a female given name

References[edit]

  1. ^ c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 7, poem 1108), text here
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN