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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *djas): semantic  + phonetic  ‎(OC *tjaːʔ)

Han character[edit]

(radical 122 +8, 13 strokes, cangjie input 田中十大日 (WLJKA), four-corner 60604, composition)

  1. public office

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 948, character 37
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 28311
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1390, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2918, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+7F72

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (25)
Final: (22)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: shù
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/d͡ʑɨʌH/ /d͡ʑiɔH/ /d͡ʑiɔH/ /d͡ʑɨə̆H/ /ʑiɔH/ /ʑĭoH/ /ʑi̯woH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
shǔ ‹ dzyoH › /*m-taʔ-s/ to place; position

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
17009 0 /*djas/

Noun[edit]

  1. office, bureau
      ―  gōngshǔ  ―  government office
    警察  ―  jǐngcháshǔ  ―  police station

Verb[edit]

  1. to sign
    /   ―  qiānshǔ  ―  to sign
      ―  shǔmíng  ―  signature

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. signature
  2. government office
  3. police station

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(seo) (hangeul , revised seo, McCune-Reischauer sŏ, Yale se)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thự, thợ, thuỳ)

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