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See also: 饿

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 184 +7, 16 strokes, cangjie input 人戈竹手戈 (OIHQI), four-corner 83750, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1420, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 44168
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1945, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4456, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+9913

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp. 饿

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: (31)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋɑH/ /ŋɑH/ /ŋɑH/ /ŋɑH/ /ŋaH/ /ŋɑH/ /ŋɑH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
è ‹ ngaH › /*ŋˤaj-s/ hungry

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
13044 1 /*ŋaːls/

Definitions[edit]

  1. hungry
    / 饿  ―  è le.  ―  I'm hungry.
  2. to starve

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of ("hungry")
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical
Mandarin Beijing
Cantonese Guangzhou 肚餓
Taishan 肚飢
Hong Kong 肚餓
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian)
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Hsinchu (Hailu)
Dongshi (Dabu)
Taiwanese Raoping
Liudui (S. Sixian)
Meixian
Min Dong Fuzhou
Min Nan Taipei
Zhangzhou
Chaozhou 肚困
Kaohsiung
Quanzhou
Xiamen

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. hungry

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(a) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer a, Yale a)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngạ, nga)

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