Last modified on 18 June 2014, at 20:14
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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 47 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 戈中戈中 (ILIL), four-corner 32000)

  1. (same as ) continent, large island, islet
  2. administrative division, state

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 324, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 8678
  • Dae Jaweon: page 624, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 46, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+5DDE

ChineseEdit

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

  1. prefecture
  2. state (e.g., of the United States)
  3. (archaic) province
  4. (archaic) administrative division

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana しゅう, romaji shū)

  1. state (political entity)

(hiragana , romaji su)

  1. sandbank

CompoundsEdit

  • 自治州 (じちしゅう, jichishū)
  • 道州制 (どうしゅうせい, dōshūsei)
  • 九州 (きゅうしゅう, kyūshū)
  • 本州 (ほんしゅう, honshū)
  • 欧州 (おうしゅう, ōshū)
  • 豪州 (ごうしゅう, gōshū)
  • 備州 (びしゅう, bishū)
  • 満州 (まんしゅう, manshū)
  • 長州 (ちょうしゅう, chōshū)
  • 奥州 (おうしゅう, ōshū)
  • 座州 (ざす, zasu)

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ju) (hangeul , revised ju, McCune-Reischauer chu, Yale cwu)

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Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*jiou)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(châu, chu)

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