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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *qeb): phonetic  ‎(OC *qemʔ, *qems, *qeb) + semantic  ‎(face)

Han character[edit]

(radical 176 +14, 23 strokes, cangjie input 一大一田中 (MKMWL), four-corner 71601)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1384, character 44
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42698
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1899, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4402, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+9768

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (34)
Final () (155)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʔiᴇp̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʔiɛp̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔjæp̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʔiap̚/
Li
Rong
/ʔiɛp̚/
Wang
Li
/ĭɛp̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔi̯ɛp̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
ye
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 14432
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*qeb/

Noun[edit]

  1. (archaic) dimple (of the face)

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana えくぼ, romaji ekubo)

  1. dimple
    痘痕 (あばた) (えくぼ)
    abata mo ekubo
    love is blind (when in love) even pockmarks are dimples

Alternative forms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(yeop) (hangeul , revised yeop, McCune-Reischauer yŏp, Yale yep)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(yếp, diệp)

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