TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic ("rain") + phonetic (abbreviation of )

Han characterEdit

(radical 173 +5, 13 strokes, cangjie input 一月田 (MBW), four-corner 10603, composition)

  1. thunder
  2. a Chinese surname

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1372, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42245
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1881, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4060, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+96F7

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping leoi4, Yale leui4)


JapaneseEdit

雷 (kaminari)

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

EtymologyEdit

かみ (, kami, god) + なり (鳴り, nari, calling out, crying out. Nominalisation of 鳴る, なる, naru)

NounEdit

(hiragana かみなり, romaji kaminari)

  1. thunder; a sound
  2. lightning; thunderbolt

SynonymsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • 雷が落ちる

See alsoEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(roe>noe) (hangeul [[>]], revised roe>noe, McCune-Reischauer roe>noe, Yale loy>noy)


MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin léi (lei2), lèi (lei4), Wade-Giles lei2, lei4)

  1. thunder
  2. (military) mine
  3. a surname

CompoundsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(lôi)

Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 15:01