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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲) (grain) (meaning) + (sound).

Han character[edit]

(radical 115 +4, 9 strokes, cangjie input 竹木火竹 (HDFH), four-corner 29920, composition)

  1. beard of grain or corn
  2. a second

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 850, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 24952
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1274, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2593, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+79D2

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping miu5, Yale miu5)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. second

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana びょう, romaji byō)

  1. a second (unit of time)
  2. a second (unit of angle)

Counter[edit]

(hiragana びょう, romaji -byō)

  1. seconds (duration)

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cho, myo) (hangeul [[, ]], revised cho, myo, McCune-Reischauer ch'o, myo, Yale cho, myo)


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin jīng (jing1), miǎo (miao3), Wade-Giles ching1, miao3)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin miǎo)

  1. second
    86,400
    yī tiān yǒu bā wàn liù qiān sì bǎi miǎo
    There are 86,400 seconds in one day.

Synonyms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(miểu, sao)