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U+722A, 爪
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-722A

[U+7229]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+722B]
See also: , , , and

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
爪-order.gif

Alternative forms[edit]

  • – when used as a top radical

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
爪-oracle.svg 爪-bronze.svg 爪-bigseal.svg 爪-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ʔsruː, *ʔsruːʔ, *ʔsruːs
*ʔsruːʔ
*ʔsruːʔ, *ʔsruːs
*ʔsruːʔ

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

Han character[edit]

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

  1. claw, nail, talon
  2. animal feet
  3. Kangxi radical #87, (claw).

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

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • cháu - literary;
  • chiáu/liáu/niáu/jiáu - vernacular.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (18)
Final () (90)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡ʃˠauX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʈ͡ʂᵚauX/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ʃauX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʈ͡ʂaɨwX/
Li
Rong
/t͡ʃauX/
Wang
Li
/t͡ʃauX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʈ͡ʂauX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zhǎo
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
zhǎo
Middle
Chinese
‹ tsræwX ›
Old
Chinese
/*[ts]ˤ<r>uʔ/
English claw

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. 17658
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ʔsruːʔ/

Definitions[edit]

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Compounds[edit]

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 (100)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(trảo, trẩu, vuốt, trảu)

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