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Character
Unicode name CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-96EA
Code point U+96EA
Entity number 雪
Unicode block CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+96E9] [U+96EB]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
雪-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

雪-oracle.svg 雪-bigseal.svg 雪-seal.svg
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Simplified from ().

Han character[edit]

(radical 173 +3, 11 strokes, cangjie input 一月尸一 (MBSM), four-corner 10177/10174, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1371, character 29
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42216
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1878, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4058, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+96EA

Chinese[edit]

-
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

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

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 相絕切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/siuᴇt̚/ /si̯wɛt̚/ /siuɛt̚/ /sʷiɛt̚/ /swiat̚/ /sĭuɛt̚/ /sjuæt̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
xuě ‹ sjwet › /*[s]ot/ snow

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
5477 2 /*sqʰʷed/

Noun[edit]

  1. snow

Verb[edit]

  1. to wipe away, to clean

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
ゆき
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

/juki1//juki/

From Old Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana ゆき, romaji yuki)

  1. snow
    • 931-938, Wamyō Ruijushō (book 1 page 27-28)[2]
      雪 [...] 和名由岐、日本紀私記云、泡雪阿和由岐、其弱如水沫故云沫雪也
  2. (metaphoric) white hair
  3. cod (fish) (from an abbreviation of the standard kanji for cod, )

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1968 August 30 [931-938], Shitagō Minamoto; Kyōto Daigaku Bungakubu Kokugogaku Kokubungaku Kenkyūshitu, Shohon Shūsei Wamyō Ruijushō: Honbunhen (in Japanese), Kyōto: Rinsen, ISBN 4-653-00507-9:

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(seol) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer sŏl, Yale sel)

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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tuyết)

  1. snow

Usage notes[edit]

  • Chữ Nôm. The modern Vietnamese word for snow is tuyết.

References[edit]