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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (roof) + phonetic  – hidden at home. Note that 必 means “sure, certain”, hence connotations of “certainly at home, kept safe at home”.

Han characterEdit

(radical 40 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 十心竹 (JPH), four-corner 30332, composition)

  1. quiet
  2. silent
  3. in good health

Derived charactersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 283, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7098
  • Dae Jaweon: page 556, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 923, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+5B93

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping fuk6, mat6, Yale fuk6, mat6)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

  1. silent
  2. comfortable
  3. secret

MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (mi4), Wade-Giles mi4)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

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