Last modified on 18 December 2014, at 23:00

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意) : A needle (abreviated to ) going through a slave's eye. In ancient china, slaves were blinded. compare

Original meaning was "boy servant".

Han characterEdit

(radical 117 +7, 12 strokes, cangjie input 卜廿田土 (YTWG), four-corner 00104, composition)

  1. child, boy, servant boy
  2. virgin
  3. a Chinese surname

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 871, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 25775
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1302, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2711, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+7AE5
  • Lawrence J. Howell, Hikaru Morimoto, "" (in Japanese/English), An Etymological Dictionary of Chinese Character Interpretations. URL accessed on 2014-03-03.

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 定 (7)
Final: 東
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 徒紅切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/duŋ/ /dʱuŋ/ /duŋ/ /duŋ/ /dəwŋ/ /duŋ/ /duŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
tóng ‹ duwng › /*[d]ˤoŋ/ boy

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
17439 0 /*doːŋ/ 說文重省聲

DefinitionsEdit

  1. child
  2. (archaic) young servant

Proper nounEdit

  1. a Chinese surname

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-03.

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(dong) (hangeul , revised dong, McCune-Reischauer tong, Yale tong)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(đồng)

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