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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Originally probably a man () on a tower () from which he can shoot an arrow (), hence meaning "watchtower"

Han character[edit]

(radical 133 +8, 14 strokes, cangjie input 土口月土 (GRBG), four-corner 40104, composition)

  1. tower, lookout
  2. stage, platform

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1002, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 30161
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1459, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2817, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+81FA

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping ji4, toi4, Yale yi4, toi4)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(dae) (hangeul [[]], revised dae, McCune-Reischauer tae, Yale tay)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin tái (tai2), Wade-Giles t'ai2)

Compounds[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ tâi (tai5))


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đài, đười, thai)