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U+826F, 良
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-826F

[U+826E]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8270]
U+F97C, 良
CJK COMPATIBILITY IDEOGRAPH-F97C

[U+F97B]
CJK Compatibility Ideographs
[U+F97D]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 138, +1, 7 strokes, cangjie input 戈日女 (IAV), four-corner 30732, composition(GHT) or ⿱(JK) or ⿱(V))

  1. good, virtuous, respectable

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1013, character 23
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 30597
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1472, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 5, page 3170, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+826F

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Chu Slip and silk script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
良-oracle.svg 良-bronze.svg 良-silk.svg 良-seal.svg 良-bigseal.svg

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *l(j)a(k/ŋ) (good, beautiful).

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Note:
  • liông/liâng - literary;
  • niû - vernacular.
  • Wu
  • Xiang

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Initial () (37)
    Final () (105)
    Tone (調) Level (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () III
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /lɨɐŋ/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /liɐŋ/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /liɑŋ/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /lɨaŋ/
    Li
    Rong
    /liaŋ/
    Wang
    Li
    /lĭaŋ/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /li̯aŋ/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    liáng
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    liáng
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ ljang ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*[r]aŋ/
    English good

    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 # 1/1
    No. 8046
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    0
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*raŋ/
    Notes

    Definitions[edit]

    1. good

    Compounds[edit]

    Pronunciation 2[edit]


    Definitions[edit]

    1. Only used in 方良, alternative form of 魍魎魍魉 (wǎngliǎng).

    References[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

    1. good

    Readings[edit]

    Compounds[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    (りょう) (ryō (historical kana りやう)

    1. (school mark) good, B
      数学(すうがく)成績(せいせき)(りょう)だった
      sūgaku no seiseki wa ryō datta
      I got a B in math

    Proper noun[edit]

    (りょう) (Ryō (historical kana りやう)

    1. A male given name

    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (eumhun 어질 (eojil ryang), South Korea 어질 (eojil yang))

    1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (lương)

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