玻璃

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Chinese[edit]

glass colored glaze; glass
simp. and trad.
(玻璃)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Pali phalika(crystal), from Sanskrit स्फटिक(sphaṭika).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • bo1 lei4 - literary;
  • rare.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (2) (37)
Final () (95) (11)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pʰuɑ/ /liᴇ/
Pan
Wuyun
/pʰuɑ/ /liɛ/
Shao
Rongfen
/pʰuɑ/ /ljɛ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/pʰwa/ /liə̆/
Li
Rong
/pʰuɑ/ /lie/
Wang
Li
/pʰuɑ/ /lǐe/
Bernard
Karlgren
/pʰuɑ/ /lie̯/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex

Noun[edit]

玻璃

  1. glass   (Classifier: m; m)
  2. generic term for any film material with glass-like transparency, such as cellophane, nylon, plastic, etc.   (Classifier: m; m)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Duffus, William, "glass" (p. 123) in English-Chinese Vocabulary of the Vernacular or Spoken Language of Swatow, English Presbyterian Mission Press, 1883.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji

Grade: S
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

玻璃 ‎(hiragana はり, romaji hari)

  1. glass, crystal

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