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TranslingualEdit

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (tooth) + phonetic  – tooth being associated with age, as in long in the tooth (old) and don't look a gift horse in the mouth ((to check teeth for age)).

Han characterEdit

(radical 211 +5, 20 strokes, cangjie input 卜山人戈戈 (YUOII), four-corner 28737)

  1. age
  2. years

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1533, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48632
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2071, character 34
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4791, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+9F61

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Yale ling4)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ryeong>yeong) (hangeul >, revised ryeong>yeong, McCune-Reischauer ryŏng>yŏng, Yale lyeng>yeng)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin líng (ling2), Wade-Giles ling2)

  1. age
  2. duration

CompoundsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(linh, lênh)