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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:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/jɨɐk̚/ /i̯ak̚/ /iak̚/ /jiɐk̚/ /jɨak̚/ /jĭak̚/ /iɑk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yuè ‹ yak › /*lewk/ flute; key; tube

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
16350 3 /*lowɢ/

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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