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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (grain) +  (fire) - burning crops with fire.
In autumn, the Ancient Chinese would burn the fields to kill the locust eggs, in order to prevent them from eating the crops the following year.

Stroke order
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Han characterEdit

(radical 115 +4, 9 strokes, cangjie input 竹木火 (HDF), four-corner 29980, composition)

  1. autumn, fall
  2. year

Derived charactersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 850, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 24940
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1273, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2595, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+79CB

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping cau1, Yale chāu)

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HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ tshiu, Guangdong ts'iu1; ts'ieu1 [Hong Kong], Hagfa Pinyim qiu1)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. autumn

ReadingsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Kanji in this term
あき
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

NounEdit

(hiragana あき, romaji aki)

  1. autumn, fall (season)

SynonymsEdit

CompoundsEdit

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(chu)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: chu, McCune-Reischauer: ch'u, Yale: chwu)
  • Name (hangeul): 가을 (Yale: kaulchwu)
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MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin qiū (qiu1), Wade-Giles ch'iu1)

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CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Chinese (*tsʰiw)

simpl. and trad.

HanziEdit

(Karlgren-Li tshiə̆u:, Baxter-Sagart tshiuw)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(transliteration needed)

  1. autumn
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Old ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

HanziEdit

(*tsʰiw)

NounEdit

(*tsʰiw)

  1. autumn
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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(thu)

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