Last modified on 26 October 2014, at 12:56

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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (water) + phonetic  – to destroy with water (extinguish, flood). 烕 also has sense of “destroy, extinguish”, hence further connotations of these.

Han characterEdit

(radical 85 +10, 13 strokes, cangjie input 水戈竹火 (EIHF), four-corner 33150)

  1. extinguish
  2. die
  3. wipe out, eradicate, being eradicated

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 642, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 18008
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1049, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1696, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+6EC5

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping mit6, Yale mit6)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. destroy
  2. fall; collapse; be destroyed
  3. die; perish; disappear

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(myeol) (hangeul , revised myeol, McCune-Reischauer myŏl, Yale myel)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin miè (mie4), Wade-Giles mieh4)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(diệt, dột, riết)

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