螻蟻

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Chinese[edit]

mole-cricket; Gryllotalpa africona ant
trad. (螻蟻)
simp. (蝼蚁)
variant forms 螻螘

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (37) (31)
Final () (137) (13)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I Chongniu III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ləu/ /ŋˠiᴇX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ləu/ /ŋᵚiɛX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ləu/ /ŋiɛX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ləw/ /ŋjiə̆X/
Li
Rong
/lu/ /ŋjeX/
Wang
Li
/ləu/ /ŋǐeX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/lə̯u/ /ŋie̯X/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
lóu
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ ngjeX ›
Old
Chinese
/*m-qʰ(r)ajʔ/
English ant

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 1/1
No. 8458 13049
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*roː/ /*ŋralʔ/
Notes

Noun[edit]

螻蟻

  1. mole crickets and ants
  2. (by extension) tiny creatures
  3. (figuratively) petty, powerless people

Derived terms[edit]