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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲) Originally . The upper part is the semantic part, and is shaped like twinkling stars. The lower part is the phonetic part.

Han characterEdit

(radical 72 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 日竹手一 (AHQM), four-corner 60104, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 492, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13837
  • Dae Jaweon: page 855, character 22
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1500, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+661F

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 心 (16)
Final: 青
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 桑經切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
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Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/seŋ/ /sieŋ/ /seŋ/ /seŋ/ /sɛjŋ/ /sieŋ/ /sɛŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
xīng ‹ seng › /*s-tsʰˁeŋ/ star
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
11371 0 /*sleːŋ/ 説文曐或體

NounEdit

  1. star
  2. heavenly body

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. star

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Japanese. Possibly cognate with Korean (byeol, star) and Manchu ᡠᠰᡳᡥᠠ (usiha, star).

/posi/ > /ɸosi/ > /hoɕi/

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana ほし, romaji hoshi)

  1. A star.
  2. (tarot): The Star; the seventeenth trump or major arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.

Coordinate termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana ほし, romaji Hoshi)

  1. A surname​.

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(seong)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: seong, McCune-Reischauer: sŏng, Yale: seng)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: byeol, McCune-Reischauer: byŏl)
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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tinh)

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