箜篌

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(箜篌)
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箜篌 (Written Standard Chinese?)
Konghou (English)

Etymology[edit]

Transcription of a foreign term from the west. Compare Sogdian [script needed] (cngryʾ /čangaryā/), [script needed] (cyngryʾ /čingaryā/), both names of this instrument in the Sogdian language, as well as Persian چنگ (čang) and the Turkic harp of çeng.

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. (music, chiefly historical) 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.

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji

Noun[edit]

箜篌 (hiragana くご, rōmaji kugo)

  1. an old East Asian stringed instrument

Noun[edit]

箜篌 (hiragana くうご, rōmaji kūgo)

  1. an old East Asian stringed instrument

Synonyms[edit]


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”.