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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page as described here.

Han character[edit]

(radical 86 +10, 14 strokes, cangjie input 戈心火 (IPF), four-corner 21331, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 679, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19294
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1090, character 32
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2227, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+718A

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (熊), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 云 (35)
Final: 東
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 羽弓切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɨuŋ/ /i̯uŋ/ /ɣiuŋ/ /ɦiuŋ/ /ɦuwŋ/ /ɣĭuŋ/ /ɣiuŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
xióng ‹ hjuwng › /*C.[ɢ]ʷ(r)əm/ bear (n.)

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
13906 1 /*ɢʷlɯm/

Noun[edit]

(classifier , )

  1. (Advanced Mandarin) bear (mammal)

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​. Xiong (mainland China), Hsiung (Taiwan), Hung (Hong Kong)

Verb[edit]

  1. (colloquial) to scold
  2. to oppress, to tyrannise

Adjective[edit]

  1. mean; malicious; merciless
  2. loutish; oafish

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. bear

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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(kuma): a brown bear.
Kanji in this term
くま
Grade: S
kun'yomi

From Old Japanese. Probably cognate with ‎(kuma, inside corner; inner bend; hollow or hole in something), perhaps from the way that bears often live in dens. Probably also cognate with Korean ‎(gom, bear; hole).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana くま, katakana クマ, romaji kuma)

  1. (zoology) a bear
  2. (slang) a bear, an otter: a hairy man, especially one who is gay

Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as クマ.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ung) (hangeul , revised ung, McCune-Reischauer ung, Yale wung)

  1. ( , gom ung): bear

Synonyms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hùng)

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