See also: and

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Perhaps a pictogram of a crack in an oracle bone, used for divination in ancient China. The word itself (Old Chinese: *puk) may be onomatopoeic in origin.

Han characterEdit

(radical 25 +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 卜 (Y), four-corner 23000)

  1. fortune telling
  2. prophesy
  3. a surname

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 157, character 25
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2774
  • Dae Jaweon: page 361, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 91, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+535C

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional or 卜, Jyutping buk1, Yale buk1)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ puk, Guangdong puk7; p'et8 [Dongguan], Hagfa Pinyim bug5)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

ReadingsEdit

  • On: ぼく (boku)
  • Kun: うらなう (uranau), うらない (uranai)

NounEdit

(hiragana うらない, romaji uranai)

  1. Alternative form of 占い.

(hiragana ぼく, romaji boku)

  1. (archaic) fortune-telling

(hiragana うら, romaji ura)

  1. (archaic) fortune-telling



KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(bok) (hangeul , revised bok, McCune-Reischauer pok, Yale pok)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional or 卜, Pinyin (bu3), bo (bo5), (bo2), Wade-Giles pu3, po5, po2)

NounEdit

(simplified, Pinyin bo or , traditional )

  1. (literary) radish
    萝卜 (radish)

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. (literary) to divine

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*buk)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA pok (pok4), poh (poh4), Poh (Poh4), Guangdong bok7, bou7, Bou7)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

ReadingsEdit

  • âm: bốc, cốc, bặc, bóc, vốc
  • nghĩa (literal meaning): ăn bốc

VerbEdit

  1. ăn bốc (咹卜, to eat with the fingers)

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 18:16