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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
絕-oracle.svg 絕-bronze.svg 絕-silk.svg 絕-bigseal.svg 絕-seal.svg

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  ‎(silk) + semantic  ‎(knife) + phonetic  — to cut silk threads.

In the simplified form (and the traditional variant ), the right-side components are merged into ; however, as a standalone character, 色 is of uncertain origin — it is unknown whether it is relevant to 絕.

Han character[edit]

(radical 120 +6, 12 strokes, cangjie input 女火尸竹山 (VFSHU), four-corner 27917, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 922, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27407
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1355, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3396, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+7D55

Chinese[edit]

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trad. /
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 從 (15)
Final: 薛
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 情雪切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/d͡ziuᴇt̚/ /d͡zʱi̯wɛt̚/ /d͡ziuɛt̚/ /d͡zʷiɛt̚/ /d͡zwiat̚/ /d͡zĭuɛt̚/ /d͡zjuæt̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
jué ‹ dzjwet › /*[dz]ot/ cut off

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
7252 3 /*zod/

Definitions[edit]

  1. cut, sever, break off, terminate

Adjective[edit]

  1. (slang) cool; awesome;
    (way cool; awesome)

References[edit]

  • 2008, Shujuan Li, Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语), 2nd (in English/Mandarin), Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-388-0:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(jeol) (hangeul , revised jeol, McCune-Reischauer chŏl, Yale cel)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tuyệt)

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