Last modified on 22 August 2014, at 19:32

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)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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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)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin róu (rou2), Wade-Giles jou2)

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CompoundsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nhu)

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