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U+864E, 虎
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-864E

[U+864D]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+864F]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
8 strokes
Stroke order
虎-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 141, +2, 8 strokes, cangjie input 卜心竹弓 (YPHN) or 卜心竹山 (YPHU), four-corner 21217, composition(JKT) or ⿸(GV))

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1073, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32675
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1539, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 4, page 2819, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+864E

Chinese[edit]

Wikipedia has articles on:

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Spring and Autumn Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bronze inscriptions Chu Slip and silk script Qin slip script Ancient script Small seal script
虎-oracle.svg 虎-bronze.svg 虎-bronze-spring.svg 虎-silk.svg 虎-slip.svg 虎-ancient.svg 虎-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形). represents the tiger's head. The torso has disappeared and the legs and the tail have transformed into in the small seal script and later in the clerical script.

Etymology 1[edit]

trad.
simp. #
alternative forms
A tiger.

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *k-la (tiger), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *klaʔ (tiger). Cognate with (OC *daː) in 於菟 (OC *qa daː, “tiger”).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (32)
Final () (23)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/huoX/
Pan
Wuyun
/huoX/
Shao
Rongfen
/xoX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/hɔX/
Li
Rong
/xoX/
Wang
Li
/xuX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/xuoX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ xuX ›
Old
Chinese
/*qʰˁraʔ/ (W dialect: *qˁʰr- >r̥ˁ- > x-)
English tiger

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. 5230
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*qʰlaːʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. tiger
      ―  lǎo  ―  tiger
  2. (figuratively) brave; fierce
  3. A surname​.
Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

trad.
simp. #

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. Only used in 馬虎马虎 (mǎhu).

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

trad.
simp. #

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. Only used in 虎不拉 (hùbulǎ).

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. tiger

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ja
Kanji in this term
とら
Grade: S
kun’yomi

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(とら) (tora

  1. a tiger (The mammal Panthera tigris)

Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as トラ.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eumhun (beom ho))

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hổ)

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