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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
陶-bronze.svg 陶-bigseal.svg 陶-seal.svg

Han character[edit]

(radical 170 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 弓中心人山 (NLPOU), four-corner 77220, composition)

  1. pottery, ceramics
  2. make pottery
  3. cultivate, educate, mould
  4. contented, happy
  5. used as a surname

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1354, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41705
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1858, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4139, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+9676

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (36)
Final: (91)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: yáo
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/jiᴇu/ /jiɛu/ /jæu/ /jiaw/ /iɛu/ /jĭɛu/ /i̯ɛu/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (7)
Final: (89)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: táo
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/dɑu/ /dɑu/ /dɑu/ /daw/ /dɑu/ /dɑu/ /dʱɑu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
12363 1 /*bl'uː/
12373 1 /*luː/

Definitions[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(do, yo) (hangeul , , revised do, yo, McCune-Reischauer to, yo, Yale to, yo)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đào)

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