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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
爪-order.gif

Alternative forms[edit]

  • – when used as a top radical

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a hand grabbing from above (in earlier forms from side); compare , , .

爪 爪 爪
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 87 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 竹中人 (HLO), four-corner 72230)

  1. claw, nail, talon
  2. animal feet

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 688, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19653
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1101, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2030, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+722A

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping zaau2, Yale jaau2)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ tsáu, Guangdong tsau3 [Meixian], Hagfa Pinyim zau3)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. nail, claw

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana つめ, romaji tsume)

  1. a nail; a claw

Derived terms[edit]


Khitan[edit]

Numeral[edit]

(jau)

  1. hundred (1,000)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jo) (hangeul , revised jo, McCune-Reischauer cho, Yale co)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin zhuǎ (zhua3), Wade-Giles chua3)

Compounds[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

When used as a single syllable, often pronounced with rhotacization (r ending).


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA jiáu (jiau2), niáu (niau2))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(trảo, trẩu, vuốt, trảu)