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U+9F08, 鼈
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-9F08

[U+9F07]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+9F09]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 205, +12, 25 strokes, cangjie input 火大口X山 (FKRXU), composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1524, character 27
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48305
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2060, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4771, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+9F08

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  (OC *beds, *bed) + semantic .

Etymology[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“soft-shell turtle {{gl|any turtle in the family Trionychidae, especially Pelodiscus sinensis”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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(suppon)
Kanji in this term
すっぽん
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown, theories include:

  1. Shift from スホン (suhon), the sound when it jumps into a river:
    /sufon//suppon/
  2. Corruption of 朱盆 (shubon, literally vermillion tray), from the resemblance of its shell:
    /ɕubon//ɕuppon//suppon/

(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana すっぽん, katakana スッポン, rōmaji suppon)

  1. a Chinese softshell turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis
    Synonym: 鼈亀 (tochigame)
    Hypernym: (kame)
  2. (theater) in kabuki, a trapdoor located on the 花道 (hanamichi, walkway through the audience to the stage)
  3. (nautical) a bilge pump used on a 和船 (wasen, traditional Japanese ship)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
べつ
Hyōgaiji
kan’yōon

From Middle Chinese (MC piᴇt̚).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana べつ, rōmaji betsu)

  1. (rare) a Chinese softshell turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis
Proverbs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(byeol) (hangeul , McCune–Reischauer pyŏl, Yale pyel)

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