TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (insect) – part of an insect, its pincers.

Han characterEdit

(radical 142 +11, 17 strokes, cangjie input 土大中一戈 (GKLMI), 手大中一戈 (QKLMI), X土大中一 (XGKLM), four-corner 48136)

  1. nippers, pincers, claws (of crustaceans)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1094, character 53
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 33496
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1559, character 27
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2875, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+87AF

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale ngou4)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ ngâu, Guangdong ngau2, Hagfa Pinyim ngau2)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit


MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

HanziEdit

(Pinyin áo (ao2), Wade-Giles ao2)

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin áo)

  1. pincer; nipper; claw

Derived termsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ngao)

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 01:34