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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
龜-order.gif
Stroke order
(alternative)
龜-aorder.gif
Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script
龜-oracle.svg 龜-bronze.svg 龜-bigseal.svg

Pictogram (象形)

Han character[edit]

(radical 213 +0, 16 strokes, cangjie input 竹月尸尸 (HBSS) or 弓X山 (NXU), four-corner 27117)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1537, character 23
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48847
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2078, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4809, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+9F9C

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (28)
Final: (18)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Closed
Division: Chongniu III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: guī
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/kɣiuɪ/ /kʷɯi/ /kiuɪ/ /kjwi/ /kjui/ /kwi/ /kwi/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (28)
Final: (136)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: jiū
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/kɨu/ /kiu/ /kiəu/ /kuw/ /kiu/ /kĭəu/ /ki̯ə̯u/

Noun[edit]

  1. turtle; tortoise
  2. cuckold

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. Only used in 龜茲龟兹 (Qiūcí).

Pronunciation 3[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. Only used in 龜裂龟裂 (jūnliè).

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. turtle

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gu, gyun, gwi) (hangeul , , 귀, revised gu, gyun, gwi, McCune-Reischauer ku, kyun, kwi, Yale kwu, kyun, kwi)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(qui, quân, quy)

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