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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  ‎(insect) – part of an insect, its pincers.

Han character[edit]

(radical 142 +11, 17 strokes, cangjie input 土大中一戈 (GKLMI) or 手大中一戈 (QKLMI) or X土大中一 (XGKLM), four-corner 48136)

  1. nippers, pincers, claws (of crustaceans)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1094, character 53
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 33496
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1559, character 27
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2875, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+87AF

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 疑 (31)
Final: 豪
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 五勞切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋɑu/ /ŋɑu/ /ŋɑu/ /ŋɑu/ /ŋaw/ /ŋɑu/ /ŋɑu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
41 1 /*ŋaːw/

Noun[edit]

  1. pincer; nipper; claw

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana はさみ, katakana ハサミ, romaji hasami)

  1. chela

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngao)

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