Last modified on 23 September 2014, at 06:26

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (a short axe ()) +  (2 hands) – a pair of hands holding a weapon.

Han characterEdit

(radical 12 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人一金 (OMC), four-corner 72801, composition)

  1. soldier, troops

ReferencesEdit


ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 庚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 甫明切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pɣiæŋ/ /pi̯ɐŋ/ /piɐŋ/ /pɯiaŋ/ /piajŋ/ /pĭɐŋ/ /piaŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
bīng ‹ pjaeng › /*praŋ/ weapon

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
865 0 /*praŋ/

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana へい, romaji hei)

  1. a soldier
  2. a war machine; a weapon
  3. a war
  4. a soldier, but not officer; private; corporal; lance corporal

(hiragana つわもの, romaji tsuwamono)

  1. a war machine; a weapon
  2. military ration
  3. a brave and strong warrior
  4. a stubborn person

(hiragana ひょう, romaji hyō)

  1. an another name for (ふ, fu) in shogi

SynonymsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(byeong) (hangeul , revised byeong, McCune-Reischauer pyŏng)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(binh, bênh, banh)

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