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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 172 +9, 17 strokes, cangjie input 口戈人土 (RIOG), four-corner 60114, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1368, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42104
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1872, character 39
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4103, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+96D6

Chinese[edit]

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trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 心 (16)
Final: 脂
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 息遺切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/siuɪ/ /swi/ /sui/ /sʷi/ /swi/ /swi/ /sjuɪ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
suī ‹ swij › /*s-qʷij/ although; even if

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
12844 2 /*sqʰʷi/

Definitions[edit]

  1. although, even if
    麻雀小,五臟俱全
    麻雀小,五脏俱全
    máquè suī xiǎo, wǔzàng jùquán
    (proverb) A sparrow may be small, but it has all its vital organs.

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(su) (hangeul , revised su, McCune-Reischauer su, Yale swu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tuy)

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