Last modified on 12 September 2014, at 00:52
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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Han characterEdit

(radical 53 广+8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 戈中水 (ILE), four-corner 00232, composition广)

  1. peaceful, quiet
  2. happy, healthy
  3. a surname

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 347, character 27
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9376
  • Dae Jaweon: page 658, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 891, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5EB7

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (康), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 溪 (29)
Final: 唐
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 苦岡切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰɑŋ/ /kʰɑŋ/ /kʰɑŋ/ /kʰɑŋ/ /kʰaŋ/ /kʰɑŋ/ /kʰɑŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
kāng ‹ khang › /*[kʰ]ˤaŋ/ empty
kāng ‹ khang › /*k-r̥ ˤaŋ/ tranquil; at ease
tāng ‹ thang › /*r̥ ˤaŋ/ name of first Shang ruler

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
3981 0 /*kʰlaːŋ/

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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CompoundsEdit

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana やすし, romaji Yasushi)

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(gang) (hangeul , revised gang, McCune-Reischauer kang, Yale kang)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(khang, khăng, khương)

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