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U+9748, 靈
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-9748

[U+9747]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+9749]
See also: and

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Han character[edit]

(radical 173 +16, 24 strokes, cangjie input 一月口口人 (MBRRO) or 一月口口一 (MBRRM), four-corner 10108, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1380, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42532
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1889, character 34
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4082, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+9748

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.
alt. forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Small seal script
靈-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*reːŋ
*reːŋ
*reːŋ
*reːŋ
*reːŋ
*reːŋ
*reːŋ
*reːŋ
*reːŋ
*reːŋ
*reːŋ
*reːŋ

Found as 𩆜 in Shuowen: Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *reːŋ): phonetic (OC *reːŋ) + semantic (jade).

The semantic component (“jade”) may be replaced with (“witch”), as in the current form, or with (“heart”) or (“memorial tablet”) in the ancient bronze inscription forms.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (37)
Final () (125)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/leŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/leŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/lɛŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/lɛjŋ/
Li
Rong
/leŋ/
Wang
Li
/lieŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/lieŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
líng
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
líng
Middle
Chinese
‹ leng ›
Old
Chinese
/*[r]ˤeŋ/
English supernatural

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. 8259
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*reːŋ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. god; deity
  2. soul; spirit
  3. coffin
  4. effective; efficacious
  5. keen; quick
  6. nimble

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

  1. spirit, soul

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ryeong, yeong) (hangeul , , revised ryeong, yeong, McCune-Reischauer ryŏng, yŏng, Yale lyeung, yeung)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(linh, lanh, lẻng, leng, lênh, liêng, lình)

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