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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
刀-order.gif

Alternative formsEdit

  • (when used as a right Radical)

Han characterEdit

(radical 18 +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 尸竹 (SH), four-corner 17220)

DescendantsEdit

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 135, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1845
  • Dae Jaweon: page 304, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 319, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+5200

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

Glyph originEdit

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

Pictogram (象形)

PronunciationEdit



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /tɑu⁵⁵/
Harbin /tau⁴⁴/
Tianjin /tɑu²¹/
Jinan /tɔ²¹³/
Qingdao /tɔ²¹³/
Zhengzhou /tau²⁴/
Xi'an /tau²¹/
Xining /tɔ⁴⁴/
Yinchuan /tɔ⁴⁴/
Lanzhou /tɔ³¹/
Ürümqi /tɔ⁴⁴/
Wuhan /tau⁵⁵/
Chengdu /tau⁵⁵/
Guiyang /tao⁵⁵/
Kunming /tɔ⁴⁴/
Nanjing /tɔo³¹/
Hefei /tɔ²¹/
Jin Taiyuan /tau¹¹/
Pingyao /tɔ¹³/
Hohhot /tɔ³¹/
Wu Shanghai /tɔ⁵³/
Suzhou /tæ⁵⁵/
Hangzhou /tɔ³³/
Wenzhou /tɜ³³/
Hui Shexian /tɔ³¹/
Tunxi /tə¹¹/
Xiang Changsha /tau³³/
Xiangtan /taɯ³³/
Gan Nanchang /tɑu⁴²/
Hakka Meixian /tau⁴⁴/
Taoyuan /to²⁴/
Cantonese Guangzhou /tou⁵³/
Nanning /tu⁵⁵/
Hong Kong /tou⁵⁵/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /to⁵⁵/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /to⁴⁴/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /tau⁵⁴/
Shantou (Min Nan) /to³³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /ʔdo²³/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (5)
Final () (89)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/tɑu/
Pan
Wuyun
/tɑu/
Shao
Rongfen
/tɑu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/taw/
Li
Rong
/tɑu/
Wang
Li
/tɑu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/tɑu/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
dāo
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
dāo
Middle
Chinese
‹ taw ›
Old
Chinese
/*C.tˤaw/
English knife

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. 2108
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*taːw/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. knife; blade   (Classifier: m c)
  2. single-edged sword; cutlass
  3. (slang) dollar (loanword)
  4. Classifier for sets of one hundred sheets of paper.

CompoundsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic ():

JapaneseEdit

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KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
かたな
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Compound of ‎(kata, one side) +‎ ‎(na, edge).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana かたな, romaji katana)

  1. (weaponry) a single-edged sword
  2. (weaponry) more specifically, a katana
  3. a small single-edged blade
SynonymsEdit
Coordinate termsEdit
Related termsEdit
Derived termsEdit
IdiomsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese ‎(taw). Compare modern Mandarin ‎(dāo).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana とう, romaji , historical hiragana たう)

  1. a sword, a katana
  2. a scalpel, such as that used by a surgeon
  3. a kind of bronze or copper money in ancient China, shaped a bit like a sword
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(do)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: do, McCune-Reischauer: to)
  • Name (hangeul): ()
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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(đao, dao, đeo)

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