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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Han characterEdit

(radical 12 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 卜金 (YC), four-corner 00800, composition)

ReferencesEdit


ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.
alt. forms financial
𠫪

Glyph originEdit

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
六-oracle.svg 六-bronze.svg 六-silk.svg 六-bigseal.svg 六-seal.svg





References:

Mostly from Richard Sears' Chinese Etymology site (authorisation),
which in turn draws data from various collections of ancient forms of Chinese characters, including:

  • Shuowen Jiezi (small seal),
  • Jinwen Bian (bronze inscriptions),
  • Liushutong (large seal) and
  • Xu Jiaguwen Bian (oracle bone script).

Pictogram (象形) – a tall mound. This evolved into six because a high mound could be seen to go beyond the normal, just as six is a number that goes beyond the natural counting unit (five, the number of fingers on a hand).

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *d-(k-)ruk.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (37)
Final () (4)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/lɨuk̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/liuk̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/liuk̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/luwk̚/
Li
Rong
/liuk̚/
Wang
Li
/lĭuk̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/li̯uk̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
lv
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
liù
Middle
Chinese
‹ ljuwk ›
Old
Chinese
/*k.ruk/
English six

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
Reading # 1/1
No. 8341
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ruɡ/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. six
  2. (printing) small text; The size of type between 小五 (xiǎowǔ, “little 5”) and 小六 (xiǎoliù, “little 6”), standardized as 7½ point.
  3. A surname​.

See alsoEdit

Chinese numbers
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 102 103 104 108 1012
Cardinal

亿
Financial




亿

JapaneseEdit

Japanese cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal :

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. six
ReadingsEdit
CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • New Nelson: 371
  • Halpern: 1965
  • Halpern Learners: 1244
  • Heisig: 6
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 2j2.2
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Etymology 1Edit

The ablaut form of mi "three", which it doubles.

NounEdit

‎(hiragana , romaji mu)

  1. six
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (used in legal documents)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ro.kuꜜ/, [ɽo̞˨.kɯᵝ˦]

NounEdit

‎(hiragana ろく, romaji roku)

  1. six
  2. a name of a hole of a wind instrument

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(ryuk(yuk))
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): () (revised: ryuk (yuk), McCune-Reischauer: ryuk (yuk), Yale: lyuk (lyuk))
  • Name (hangeul): 여섯 (revised: yeoseot, McCune-Reischauer: yŏsŏt, Yale: yeses)
  1. six

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(lục, lúc, lúc, lụt)

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