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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a woman giving birth. Originally a woman squatting on left, with child head down on right, with lines (川) below head (hair, coming out). Etymology clearer in alternative form (woman 母 on left, upside down child 㐬 on right; the top part is an abstracted body with a head at the bottom; compare ).

Significantly simplified and abstracted in large seal and seal script: woman eliminated, lines 川 re-interpreted as ribs (, ), thence simplified to .

育
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 130 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 卜戈月 (YIB), four-corner 00227, composition)

  1. produce, give birth to
  2. educate

Related characters[edit]

See also[edit]

  • ( ) (etymologically unrelated, common simplification)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 976, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29318
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1427, character 27
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2052, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+80B2

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale yuk6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 教育 (きょういく, kyōiku, education)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(yuk) (hangeul , revised yuk, McCune-Reischauer yuk, Yale yuk)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (yu4), Wade-Giles 4)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dục)