Last modified on 4 October 2014, at 01:27

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (flesh) + phonetic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 130 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 月一田女 (BMWV), four-corner 71244)

  1. waist
  2. kidney

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 989, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29705
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1441, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2094, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+8170

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale yiu1)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. hips, loins, lower back

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana こし, romaji koshi)

  1. waist, the (lower) back, the small of the back
  2. (anatomy) hip
  3. the skirting of a shoji
  4. the third line of a tanka poem

Derived termsEdit

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(yo) (hangeul , revised yo, McCune-Reischauer yo, Yale yo)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin yāo (yao1), Wade-Giles yao1)

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Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*qiɛu)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(yêu, ro, eo, oeo)

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