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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 120 +4, 10 strokes, cangjie input 女火弓土 (VFNG), four-corner 27915)

  1. knot
  2. button
  3. handle, knob
  4. tie

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 916, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27268
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1346, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3377, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+7D10

Chinese[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 娘 (12)
Final: 尤
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 女久切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɳɨuX/ /ni̯ə̯uX/ /niuX/ /ɳiuX/ /ɳuwX/ /nĭəuX/ /niəuX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
niǔ ‹ nrjuwX › /*n<r>uʔ/ fastener

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
1517 1 /*nuʔ/

Noun[edit]

  1. button (on clothes)
  2. button (something to be pressed)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana ひも, romaji himo)

  1. That which is used to tie or bundle things up; a string.
  2. (slang) A man who receives currency by making a woman work, typically in prostitution; a pimp.

Coordinate terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(nyu>yu) (hangeul >, revised nyu>yu, McCune-Reischauer nyu>yu, Yale nyu>yu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nữu, néo)

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