Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
U+96C5, 雅
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-96C5

[U+96C4]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+96C6]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 172, +4, 12 strokes, cangjie input 一竹人土 (MHOG), four-corner 70214, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1365, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41973
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1869, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4094, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+96C5

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ljaː, *laː
*ljaː
*ŋraː
*ŋraː
*ŋraː, *ŋraːs
*ŋraː, *hŋraː
*ŋraː, *ŋraːs
*ŋraːʔ
*ŋraːʔ
*ŋraːʔ
*ŋraːs
*ŋraːs
*ŋraːs
*ŋraːs
*hŋraː
*hŋraː
*hŋraː
*hŋraː
*qraː
*laː

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“crow; raven”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • ngá - literary;
  • ngée - vernacular.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (31)
Final () (98)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ŋˠaX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ŋᵚaX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋaX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ŋaɨX/
Li
Rong
/ŋaX/
Wang
Li
/ŋaX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ŋaX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ ngæX › ‹ ngæX ›
Old
Chinese
/*N-ɢˤraʔ/ /*[N-ɢ]ˤraʔ/
English proper, refined kind of musical instrument

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
No. 14182
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ŋraːʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. elegant, graceful, refined
  2. (Teochew) pretty
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of 漂亮 (“good-looking; beautiful”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 漂亮
Mandarin Beijing 好看漂亮
Taiwan 好看漂亮
Tianjin 漂亮好看
Jinan 好看漂亮
Xi'an 好看排場心疼
Wuhan 好看漂亮
Yangzhou 好看標緻
Hefei 好看漂亮排場
Cantonese Guangzhou 好睇
Hong Kong 好睇
Yangjiang 好看好樣整齊
Gan Nanchang 客氣好看
Hakka Meixian 好看
Jin Taiyuan 好看惜人客戲
Min Bei Jian'ou 好覷雅式生得好
Min Dong Fuzhou 生得好卓佳
Min Nan Xiamen 好看緣投
Chaozhou 好睇
Wu Shanghai 漂亮好看
Suzhou 好看標緻漂亮
Wenzhou 好眙生好骨切
Xiang Changsha 好看漂亮
Shuangfeng 好看漂亮
Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • Duffus, William, “beautiful” (p. 19) in English-Chinese Vocabulary of the Vernacular or Spoken Language of Swatow, English Presbyterian Mission Press, 1883.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. gracious
  2. elegant
  3. graceful
  4. refined

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Kanji in this term

Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese (ngæX, elegant).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(-na inflection, hiragana , rōmaji ga)

  1. elegant

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , rōmaji ga)

  1. elegance

Antonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(a) (hangeul , revised a, McCune–Reischauer a, Yale a)

  1. elegant, neat, tidy

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nhã)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.