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See also:
U+80CC, 背
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-80CC

[U+80CB]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+80CD]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
9 strokes

Han character[edit]

(radical 130, +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 中心月 (LPB), four-corner 11227, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 977, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29363
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1429, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2058, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+80CC

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Small seal script
背-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*pɯːɡs, *bɯːɡs
*bɯːɡs
*bɯːɡs
*bɯːɡs
*bɯːɡs
*pɯːɡ

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *pɯːɡs, *bɯːɡs): phonetic  (OC *pɯːɡ) + semantic  (meat). Semantic was added to be distinguished from the derived meaning of (“north”).

Etymology[edit]

Two pronunciations were distinguished in Middle Chinese: puʌiH (back), buʌiH (to turn one's back to; to betray).

This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation 1[edit]

simp. and trad.

Note:
  • bui3 - “back; to betray; to violate”;
  • bui6 - “to recite; unlucky; out of touch”.
  • Hakka
  • Min Bei
  • Min Nan
  • Note:
    • pōe - literary;
    • pēr/pē - vernacular.
  • Wu
  • Note:
    • 2pe - noun (“back”);
    • 3be - verb (“to betray; to recite”).

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/2 2/2
    Initial () (3) (1)
    Final () (42) (42)
    Tone (調) Departing (H) Departing (H)
    Openness (開合) Closed Closed
    Division () I I
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /buʌiH/ /puʌiH/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /buoiH/ /puoiH/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /buɒiH/ /puɒiH/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /bwəjH/ /pwəjH/
    Li
    Rong
    /buᴀiH/ /puᴀiH/
    Wang
    Li
    /buɒiH/ /puɒiH/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /bʱuɑ̆iH/ /puɑ̆iH/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    bèi bèi
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/2 2/2
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    bèi bèi
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ bwojH › ‹ pwojH ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*m-pˤək-s/ /*pˤək-s/
    English turn the back on the back

    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
    Reading # 1/2 2/2
    No. 408 409
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    0 0
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*pɯːɡs/ /*bɯːɡs/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. to memorize
    2. (anatomy) back
    3. back; backside; reverse side
    4. back of the hand
    5. to turn one's back to
    6. to abandon; to give up
    7. to betray; to be disloyal
    8. to deviate; to go contrary to; to violate
    9. unlucky; out of luck
    10. to recite
    11. hard of hearing
        ―  ěrbèi  ―  hard of hearing
    Synonyms[edit]
    Dialectal synonyms of (“back (of the body)”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Classical Chinese
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 背部背脊脊背後背
    Mandarin Beijing 後脊樑脊樑
    Taiwan
    Harbin 後背後脊樑脊樑
    Hailar
    Ulan Hot
    Tongliao
    Chifeng
    Bayanhot 脊背脊樑
    Jinan 脊樑
    Muping 脊樑桿子脊樑脊樑蓋子
    Luoyang 脊樑
    Jiedian 脊背
    Xi'an 脊背
    Zhengzhou 脊樑
    Xining 脊背
    Xuzhou 後筋股筋股後脊樑股脊樑股
    Yinchuan 脊樑
    Lanzhou 脊背
    Ürümqi 脊背脊樑
    Wuhan 背心
    Chengdu
    Guiyang
    Liuzhou 脊樑
    Yangzhou 脊背脊樑
    Nanjing 脊背脊背心
    Hefei 脊背後背心
    Cantonese Guangzhou 背脊背脢
    Hong Kong 背脊
    Zhongshan 背脢
    Hong Kong (Weitou) 背脊背樑背裡
    Yangjiang 背脊
    Kuala Lumpur 背脊
    Gan Nanchang 背脊
    Lichuan 背脊
    Pingxiang 背脊
    Hakka Meixian 背囊背脊
    Xingning 背囊
    Huidong 背囊脊
    Qujiang 背脊
    Xiaosanjiang 背囊
    Changting 背脊
    Pingyu 背囊
    Wuping 背脊背囊
    Liancheng 背脊
    Ninghua 背脊
    Yudu
    Ruijin 背脊
    Shicheng 背脊
    Shangyou
    Miaoli (N. Sixian) 背囊
    Liudui (S. Sixian) 背囊
    Hsinchu (Hailu) 背囊
    Dongshi (Dabu) 背囊
    Zhuolan (Raoping) 背囊
    Yunlin (Zhao'an) 背脊𩩍
    Hong Kong 背囊
    Sabah 背囊
    Senai 背囊
    Singkawang 背囊
    Huizhou Jixi 背脊
    Jin Taiyuan 脊背
    Xinzhou 脊背
    Baochang
    Jining 脊背
    Hohhot 脊背
    Baotou 脊背
    Dongsheng 脊背
    Linhe 脊背
    Haibowan 脊背
    Min Bei Jian'ou 背脊背脊𩩍
    Min Dong Fuzhou 𩩍𩩍脊骨
    Min Nan Xiamen 胛脊胛脊𩩍巴脊
    Quanzhou 胛脊巴脊
    Zhangzhou 胛脊胛脊𩩍巴脊
    Taipei 胛脊𩩍
    Kaohsiung 胛脊𩩍
    Tainan 胛脊𩩍
    Taichung 胛脊𩩍
    Hsinchu 胛脊𩩍
    Lukang 胛脊𩩍
    Sanxia 巴脊
    Yilan 胛脊𩩍
    Kinmen 胛脊𩩍
    Magong 胛脊𩩍
    Penang 胛脊胛脊後
    Chaozhou 胛脊
    Johor Bahru 胛脊
    Haikou 胛脊
    Leizhou 胛脊
    Pinghua Nanning 背脊背脢
    Wu Shanghai 背脊背脊骨
    Suzhou 背心
    Hangzhou 背脊
    Wenzhou 背脊身背骶身後半身
    Chongming 背肌
    Danyang 背背
    Jinhua 背脊
    Ningbo 背脊心背脊登背脊胴背脊
    Xiang Changsha 背脊背心
    Shuangfeng 背心
    Loudi 背皮

    Compounds[edit]

    Pronunciation 2[edit]

    trad. /*
    simp.

    Definitions[edit]

    1. to carry on the back
    2. (figuratively) to carry; to bear (blame); to shoulder (responsibility)

    Synonyms[edit]

    Dialectal synonyms of 背負 (“to carry on the back”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Classical Chinese
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 背負
    Mandarin Beijing
    Taiwan
    Jinan
    Xi'an
    Wuhan
    Chengdu
    Yangzhou
    Hefei
    Cantonese Guangzhou
    Hong Kong
    Yangjiang
    Gan Nanchang
    Hakka Meixian
    Jin Taiyuan
    Min Bei Jian'ou
    Min Dong Fuzhou
    Min Nan Xiamen
    Zhangzhou
    Taipei
    Chaozhou
    Wu Suzhou
    Wenzhou
    Xiang Changsha
    Shuangfeng

    Compounds[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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    Readings[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    (hiragana , rōmaji se)

    1. one's back (part of the human body)
    2. one's height
      田中 (たなか)さんは () (たか)い。
      Tanaka-san wa se ga takai.
      Tanaka is tall.
    3. the rear of something, the area behind

    Synonyms[edit]


    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (bae, pae) (hangeul , , revised bae, pae, McCune–Reischauer pae, p'ae, Yale pay, phay)

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    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (bối, bội, bổi, bồi)

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