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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 118 +3, 9 strokes, cangjie input 竹一木 (HMD), four-corner 88401)

  1. an ancient free reed mouth organ consisting of bamboo pipes fixed in a wind chest; it was similar to the sheng but generally larger
  2. a kind of musical instrument with 36 reeds

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 877, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 25851
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1306, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 2948, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+7AFD

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jyu1, jyu4, Yale yu1, yu4)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese (*hju). Compare modern Mandarin ().[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji u)

  1. a woodwind instrument introduced to Japan from China during the Nara period, similar to a (shō, a kind of free-reed woodwind instrument), but larger and one octave lower in pitch
    This instrument fell out of use for 雅楽 (gagaku, court music) in the mid-Heian period, and was later reconstructed after World War II based in part on artifacts at the Shōsōin.

Idioms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(u) (hangeul , revised u, McCune-Reischauer u, Yale wu)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (yu2), Wade-Giles 2)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hio)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vu)