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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
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齡-bigseal.svg 齡-seal.svg

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  ‎(tooth) + phonetic  – tooth being associated with age. Compare English long in the tooth ‎(old) and don't look a gift horse in the mouth ‎((to check teeth for age)).

Han character[edit]

(radical 211 +5, 20 strokes, cangjie input 卜山人戈戈 (YUOII), four-corner 28737, composition)

  1. age
  2. years

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1533, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48632
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2071, character 34
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4791, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+9F61

Chinese[edit]

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simp.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 青
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 郎丁切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/leŋ/ /lieŋ/ /leŋ/ /leŋ/ /lɛjŋ/ /lieŋ/ /lɛŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8288 0 /*reːŋ/

Noun[edit]

  1. age
  2. duration

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ryeong>yeong) (hangeul >, revised ryeong>yeong, McCune-Reischauer ryŏng>yŏng, Yale lyeng>yeng)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(linh, lênh)