TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Pictogram (象形) – two arrows, tied together to be straightened.

Later borrowed phonetically to mean “no”.

Han characterEdit

(radical 57 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 中中弓 (LLN), four-corner 55027)

  1. not, negative

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 356, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9708
  • Dae Jaweon: page 673, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 990, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+5F17

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping fat1, Yale fat1)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. Fluorine (likely a simplification of ).
  2. The dollar sign ($).

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(bul) (hangeul , revised bul, McCune-Reischauer pul, Yale pul)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (fu2), Wade-Giles fu2)

Usage notesEdit

In modern Chinese, the characters () and (fǒu) are far more commonly used to mean “no”.


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ hut (hut4))

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(phất)

Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 23:05