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U+87AF, 螯
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-87AF

[U+87AE]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+87B0]

Translingual[edit]

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, composition)

  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]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ŋaːw, *qaːw
*ŋaːw
*ŋaːw
*ŋaːw
*ŋaːw, *ŋraːw, *ŋrɯw
*ŋaːw, *ŋaːws
*ŋaːw
*ŋaːw
*ŋaːw
*ŋaːw
*ŋaːw
*ŋaːw, *ŋaːws
*ŋaːw
*ŋaːw, *ŋaːws, *ŋraːw
*ŋaːw
*ŋaːw
*ŋaːw
*ŋaːw, *ŋaːws
*ŋaːw, *ŋaːws
*ŋaːws
*ŋraːw

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

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (31)
Final () (89)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ŋɑu/
Pan
Wuyun
/ŋɑu/
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋɑu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ŋaw/
Li
Rong
/ŋɑu/
Wang
Li
/ŋɑu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ŋɑu/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
áo
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 41
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ŋaːw/

Noun[edit]

  1. pincer; nipper; claw

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. claws

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. chela

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngao)

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