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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 130 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 月心口山 (BPRU), four-corner 77212, composition)

  1. womb, placenta, fetal membrane
  2. blood (family relationship)
  3. cell (biology)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 979, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29396
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1430, character 25
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2062, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+80DE

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (1)
Final: (90)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: II
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: bāo
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/pɣau/ /pɯau/ /pau/ /paɨw/ /pau/ /pau/ /pau/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (2)
Final: (90)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: II
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: pāo
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/pʰɣau/ /pʰɯau/ /pʰau/ /pʰaɨw/ /pʰau/ /pʰau/ /pʰau/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
bāo ‹ pæw › /*pˤ<r>u/ womb

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
274 1 /*pruː/
279 1 /*pʰruː/

Definitions[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(po) (hangeul , revised po, McCune-Reischauer p'o, Yale pho)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bào, nhau, rau)

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