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Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *lawɢ): semantic  ‎(grass) + phonetic  ‎(OC *ŋraːwɢs, *raːwɢ, *ŋraːwɢ)

Han character[edit]

(radical 140 +15, 21 strokes, cangjie input 廿女戈木 (TVID), four-corner 44904, composition)

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (36)
Final: (107)
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: yuè
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/jɨɐk̚/ /jiɐk̚/ /iɑk̚/ /jɨak̚/ /iak̚/ /jĭak̚/ /i̯ak̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yào ‹ yak › /*m-r[e]wk/ medicinal plant

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
7680 1 /*lawɢ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. medicine; drugs; pharmaceuticals
  2. 藥材. Medicinal materials or materia medica in traditional Chinese medicine. This includes herbs, minerals and other non-plant-based materials.

Compounds[edit]

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References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

  1. A medicine, a drug.

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dược, ước)

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