TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  +  (tree) – wood soft enough that it can easily be cut.

Han characterEdit

(radical 75 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 弓竹木 (NHD), four-corner 17904, composition)

  1. soft
  2. gentle, pliant

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 519, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14622
  • Dae Jaweon: page 907, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1192, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+67D4

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale yau4)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana やわら, romaji yawara)

  1. A small handheld metal weapon; like a 'fist-iron'; either one or two small, thick sticks which stick out about an inch from each side of the hand--usually used in pairs to initiate throws, bone breaks, and pressure point strikes; inspired from the vajra/kongō.

See alsoEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(yu) (hangeul [[]], revised yu, McCune-Reischauer yu, Yale yu)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin róu (rou2), Wade-Giles jou2)

CompoundsEdit

  • 柔肠寸断
  • 柔道 (róudào)
  • 柔和
  • 柔滑
  • 柔麻
  • 柔美
  • 柔媚
  • 柔嫩
  • 柔懦
  • 柔情
  • 柔韧
  • 柔软
  • 柔软体操
  • 柔润
  • 柔弱
  • 柔声
  • 柔顺
  • 柔婉
  • 柔细
  • 柔中有刚
  • 柔術 (róushù)

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nhu)

Last modified on 5 April 2013, at 01:49