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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]

trad.
simp.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /niou²¹⁴/
Harbin /niou²¹³/
Tianjin /niou¹³/
Jinan /ȵiou⁵⁵/
Qingdao /niou⁵⁵/
Zhengzhou /niou⁵³/
Xi'an /niou⁵³/
Xining /ȵiɯ⁵³/
Yinchuan /niəu⁵³/
Lanzhou /liou⁴⁴²/
Ürümqi /ȵiɤu⁵¹/
Wuhan /niəu⁴²/
Chengdu /ȵiəu⁵³/
Guiyang /niəu⁴²/
Kunming /niəu⁵³/
Nanjing /liəɯ²¹²/
Hefei /liɯ²⁴/
Jin Taiyuan /niəu⁵³/
Pingyao /ɳəu⁵³/
Hohhot /niəu⁵³/
Wu Shanghai /ȵiɤ²³/
Suzhou /ȵiɤ³¹/
Hangzhou /ȵiø⁵³/
Wenzhou /ȵau³⁵/
Hui Shexian /niu³⁵/
Tunxi /ȵiun²⁴/
Xiang Changsha /ȵiəu⁴¹/
Xiangtan /ȵiəɯ/
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian /ŋiu³¹/
Taoyuan /neu³¹/
Cantonese Guangzhou /nɐu³⁵/
Nanning /nɐu³⁵/
Hong Kong /nɐu³⁵/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /liu⁵³/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /nieu³²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /niu²¹/
Shantou (Min Nan) /nĩu⁵³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /niu²¹³/
/nau³³/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (12)
Final () (136)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɳɨuX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɳiuX/
Shao
Rongfen
/niəuX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɳuwX/
Li
Rong
/niuX/
Wang
Li
/nĭəuX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ni̯ə̯uX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
niǔ
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
niǔ
Middle
Chinese
‹ nrjuwX ›
Old
Chinese
/*n<r>uʔ/
English 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
Reading # 1/1
No. 1517
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*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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