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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ʔsluː): semantic  ‎(movement) + phonetic  ‎(OC *zluː) – to meet with (on the road).

Han character[edit]

(radical 162 +11, 15 strokes, cangjie input 卜廿田日 (YTWA), four-corner 35306)

  1. come across, meet with, encounter

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1264, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 39082
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1759, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3875, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+906D

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (13)
Final: (89)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: zāo
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡sɑu/ /t͡sɑu/ /t͡sɑu/ /t͡saw/ /t͡sɑu/ /t͡sɑu/ /t͡sɑu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zāo ‹ tsaw › /*tsˤu/ encounter (v.)

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
1149 1 /*ʔsluː/

Definitions[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(jo) (hangeul , revised jo, McCune-Reischauer cho, Yale co)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tao)

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