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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

絕-oracle.svg 絕-bronze.svg 絕-bigseal.svg 絕-seal.svg
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

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)

  1. cut, sever, break off, terminate

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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(simplified , Jyutping zyut6, Yale jyut6)

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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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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. or

Hanzi[edit]

‎(simplified , Pinyin jué (jue2), Wade-Giles chüeh2)

Adjective[edit]

‎(traditional, Pinyin jué, simplified )

  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:

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tuyệt)

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