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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  ‎(small) +  ‎(bird) – a small bird, a sparrow. Note that the upper part looks like , but what looks like the bottom of 少 is actually the upper left stroke of 隹, extended.

Han character[edit]

(radical 172 +3, 11 strokes, cangjie input 火人土 (FOG), four-corner 90214, composition )

  1. sparrow

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1364, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41954
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1868, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4091, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+96C0

Chinese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 精 (13)
Final: 藥
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 即略切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sɨɐk̚/ /t͡si̯ak̚/ /t͡siak̚/ /t͡siɐk̚/ /t͡sɨak̚/ /t͡sĭak̚/ /t͡siɑk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
què ‹ tsjak › /*[ts]ewk/ sparrow

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
10745 2 /*ʔsewɢ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. sparrow
  2. (Cantonese) bird
    / [Cantonese]  ―  zoek3 dau3 [Jyutping]  ―  bird nest

See also[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. sparrow

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Kanji in this term
すずめ
Jinmeiyō
kun'yomi
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana すずめ, katakana スズメ, romaji suzume, alternative reading すずみ, katakana スズミ, romaji suzumi, alternative reading しじめ, katakana シジメ, romaji shijime)

  1. Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(jak) (hangeul , revised jak, McCune-Reischauer chak, Yale cak)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tước)

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