TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (mouth)

唐 and were near-homophones in Old Chinese (唐 *(kə)-rˤaŋ, 庚 *kˤraŋ; the OC initial for 唐 is less certain). 口 "mouth" refers to the older meaning "to exaggerate, to boast."

Han characterEdit

(radical 30 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 戈中口 (ILR), four-corner 00267)

NounEdit

  1. Tang Dynasty
  2. a surname

AdjectiveEdit

  1. Chinese

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 192, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3709
  • Dae Jaweon: page 411, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 633, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+5510

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping tong4, Yale tong4)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 唐木 (karaki): exotic wood
  • 唐獅子 (からじし, karajishi; からしし, karashishi)
  • 唐手 (からて, karate)
  • 唐様 (karayō): Chinese style design
  • 毛唐 (ketō): foreigner, Westerner
  • 毛唐人 (けとうじん, ketōjin; けたうじん)
  • 唐音 (tōon): Tang reading of kanji
  • 唐辛子 (tōgarashi): red pepper

NounEdit

(hiragana とう, romaji )

  1. the Tang Dynasty, which ruled China from 618 to 907

NounEdit

(hiragana から, romaji kara)

  1. (formal, dated) China; Cathay

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(dang) (hangeul , revised dang, McCune-Reischauer tang)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin táng (tang2), Wade-Giles t'ang2)

CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(dhɑng)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(đường, đằng, đàng, giềng)

Last modified on 25 March 2014, at 07:19