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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  ‎(grain) +  ‎(fire) - burning crops with fire.
In autumn, the Ancient Chinese would burn the fields to kill the locust eggs, in order to prevent them from eating the crops the following year.

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 115 +4, 9 strokes, cangjie input 竹木火 (HDF), four-corner 29980, composition)

  1. autumn, fall
  2. year

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 850, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 24940
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1273, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2595, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+79CB

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 清 (14)
Final: 尤
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 七由切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʰɨu/ /t͡sʰi̯ə̯u/ /t͡sʰiu/ /t͡sʰiu/ /t͡sʰuw/ /t͡sʰĭəu/ /t͡sʰiəu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
qiū ‹ tshjuw › /*tsʰiw/ autumn; crop

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
10537 2 /*sʰɯw/

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. autumn

Readings[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Kanji in this term
あき
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana あき, romaji aki)

  1. autumn, fall (season)

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(chu)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: chu, McCune-Reischauer: ch'u, Yale: chwu)
  • Name (hangeul): 가을 (Yale: kaulchwu)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thu)

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