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TranslingualEdit

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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)

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit


ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *d-(k-)ruk.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (六), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 屋
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 力竹切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/lɨuk̚/ /li̯uk̚/ /liuk̚/ /liuk̚/ /luwk̚/ /lĭuk̚/ /liuk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
liù ‹ ljuwk › /*k.ruk/ six
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8341 1 /*ruɡ/

NumeralEdit

  1. six

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

Japanese cardinal numbers
5 6 7
    Cardinal :

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. six
ReadingsEdit
CompoundsEdit

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

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(lục, lúc, lúc, lụt)

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