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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Alternative formsEdit

  • (Chinese financial form): or

EtymologyEdit

Pictogram (象形) – a tall mound. This evolved into six because a high mound could be seen to go beyond the normal, just as six is a number that goes beyond the natural counting unit (five, the number of fingers on a hand).

六 六 六 六
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han characterEdit

(radical 12 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 卜金 (YC), four-corner 00800, composition)

  1. six

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit


CantoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Chinese *rjuk, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *t-ruk (compare Classical Tibetan drug)

HanziEdit

(Jyutping luk6, Yale luk6)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ liuk, Guangdong liuk7; luk7 [Bao'an, Dongguan, Hong Kong], Hagfa Pinyim liug5)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

Japanese cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal :

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. six
ReadingsEdit
CompoundsEdit
  • 十六夜 (いざよい, izayoi): the sixteenth night of every month
  • 九六 (kunroku):
  • 四分六 (shiburoku):
  • 甚六 (jinroku):
  • 双六 (sugoroku):
  • 宿六 (yadoroku):
  • 六花 (rikka):
  • 六角 (rokkaku): hexagon
  • 六感 (rokkan):
  • 表六玉, 兵六玉 (hyourokudamu):
  • 一六銀行 (ichirokuginkou):
  • 三十六計 (sanjuurokkei):
  • 六月 (rokugatsu): June
  • 六号記事 (rokugoukiji):
  • 六合 (rikugou):
  • 六根清浄 (rokkonshoujou):
  • 六三制 (rokusansei):
  • 四六時中 (shirokujichuu):
  • 二六時中 (nirokujichuu):
  • 六識 (rokushiki):
  • 六尺 (rokushaku):
  • 六書 (rikusho):
  • 一六勝負 (ichirokushoubu):
  • 六情 (rokujou):
  • 六親 (rokushin):
  • 南斗六星 (nantorokusei):
  • 六大州 (rokudaishuu): the six continents
  • 六道 (rokudou):
  • 六日 (muika): sixth day of the month
  • 六波羅蜜
  • 六部
  • 六辺形 (rokuhengei): hexagon
  • 六分 (roppun):
  • 六方 (roppou):
  • 六法全書 (roppouzensho):
  • 六本 (roppon):
  • 六面体 (rokumentai):
  • 六曜 (rokuyou):
  • 六連星 (rokunensei):
  • 六連発 (rokunenpatsu):
  • 六腑 (robbu):
  • 三面六臂 (sanmenroppi):
  • 八面六臂 (hachimenroppi):
  • 六韜三略 (rikutousanryaku):

ReferencesEdit

  • New Nelson: 371
  • Halpern: 1965
  • Halpern Learners: 1244
  • Heisig: 6
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 2j2.2
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Etymology 1Edit

The ablaut form of mi "three", which it doubles.

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji mu)

  1. six
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (used in legal documents)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ro.kuꜜ/, [ɽo̞˨.kɯᵝ˦]

NounEdit

(hiragana ろく, romaji roku)

  1. six
  2. a name of a hole of a wind instrument

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ryuk(yuk))
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): [[()]] (revised: ryuk (yuk), McCune-Reischauer: ryuk (yuk), Yale: lyuk (lyuk))
  • Name (hangeul): 여섯 (revised: yeoseot, McCune-Reischauer: yŏsŏt, Yale: yeses)
  1. six

MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin liù (liu4), Wade-Giles liu4)

NumeralEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin liù)

  1. six

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*liuk)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA lio̍k (liok8), la̍k (lak8))

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(lục, lúc, lúc, lụt)


WuEdit

HanziEdit

Latin Alphabet: luoˋ Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄌㄨㄛˋ

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