箜篌

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Chinese[edit]

ancient string music instrument (mus. instr.)
simp. and trad.
(箜篌)

Etymology[edit]

Said to derive from "čangaryā" or "čingaryā," the name of this instrument in the Sogdian language, an Iranian language formerly spoken in Central Asia; perhaps deriving ultimately from Turkic čingar

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (29) (33)
Final () (1) (137)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kʰuŋ/ /ɦəu/
Pan
Wuyun
/kʰuŋ/ /ɦəu/
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰuŋ/ /ɣəu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kʰəwŋ/ /ɦəw/
Li
Rong
/kʰuŋ/ /ɣu/
Wang
Li
/kʰuŋ/ /ɣəu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kʰuŋ/ /ɣə̯u/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
kōng hóu

Noun[edit]

箜篌

  1. (archaic) a term used to refer to one of a number of different plucked string instruments (mostly harps) used in the music of ancient China

Usage notes[edit]

  • This instrument has been revived in modernized form in the 20th century.

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji

Noun[edit]

箜篌 ‎(hiragana くご, romaji kugo)

  1. An old East Asian stringed instrument

Noun[edit]

箜篌 ‎(hiragana くうご, romaji kūgo)

  1. An old East Asian stringed instrument

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

箜篌 ‎(gonghu) ‎(hangeul 공후)

  1. Hanja form? of 공후, “any of a number of harps used in ancient East Asia”.