翡翠

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Chinese[edit]

green jade; kingfisher bluish-green; green jade
simp. and trad.
(翡翠)
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Chinese jadeite buttons.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (3) (14)
Final () (21) (16)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/bʉiH/ /t͡sʰiuɪH/
Pan
Wuyun
/bʷɨiH/ /t͡sʰʷiH/
Shao
Rongfen
/biuəiH/ /t͡sʰjuɪH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/bujH/ /t͡sʰwiH/
Li
Rong
/biuəiH/ /t͡sʰuiH/
Wang
Li
/bĭwəiH/ /t͡sʰwiH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/bʱwe̯iH/ /t͡sʰwiH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fèi cuì
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 3113 17944
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 2
Corresponding
MC rime
𥝋
Old
Chinese
/*bɯls/ /*sʰuds/
Notes

Noun[edit]

翡翠

  1. jadeite
  2. kingfisher

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (翡翠):

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji
すい
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi
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From Chinese 翡翠

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

翡翠 (hiragana ひすい, rōmaji hisui)

  1. jade (gem)
Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Jinmeiyō
Irregular

The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓), from Chinese 翡翠

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)
    • (Tokyo) わせみ [kàwásémí] (Heiban – [0])
    • IPA(key): [ka̠ɰᵝa̠se̞mi]

Noun[edit]

翡翠 (hiragana かわせみ, katakana カワセミ, rōmaji kawasemi, historical hiragana かはせみ, historical katakana カハセミ)

  1. Alternative spelling of 川蝉 (common kingfisher)