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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (metal) + semantic  (knife)

Original meaning was "to kill."

Han characterEdit

(radical 18 +13, 15 strokes, cangjie input 竹金中弓 (HCLN), four-corner 72100)

  1. a surname
  2. kill, destroy
  3. overcome, conquer

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 144, character 39
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2224
  • Dae Jaweon: page 325, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 359, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5289

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale lau4)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. axe
  2. kill

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ryu, yu) (hangeul , , revised ryu, yu, McCune-Reischauer ryu, yu, Yale lyu, yu)

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MandarinEdit

simpl.
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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

(traditional, Pinyin Liú, simplified )

  1. A Chinese family name

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*liou)

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Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ lâu (lau5))

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DescendantsEdit

  • (Hokkien dialect) Tagalog: lao

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(Lưu)

  1. A Vietnamese family name