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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
龠-order.gif

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  ‎(assemblage) +  ‎(of bamboos) +  ‎(with holes)

Han character[edit]

(radical 214 +0, 17 strokes, cangjie input 人一口月 (OMRB), four-corner 80227, composition𠱠𠕁)

  1. flute
  2. pipe, ancient measure

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: (36)
Final: (107)
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: yuè
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/jɨɐk̚/ /jiɐk̚/ /iɑk̚/ /jɨak̚/ /iak̚/ /jĭak̚/ /i̯ak̚/

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. flute
  2. Last in the list of traditional Japanese radicals

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(yak) (hangeul , revised yak, McCune-Reischauer yak, Yale yak)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dược, thược)

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