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U+52B9, 効
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-52B9

[U+52B8]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+52BA]

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 19, +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 卜大大尸 (YKKS), composition)

  1. efficacious, effectiveness
  2. to toil, to serve in the army

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 147, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2334
  • Dae Jaweon: page 331, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 370, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+52B9

ChineseEdit

Glyph originEdit

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*keːws, *kreːwʔ
*pʰreːws
*kreːw
*kreːw
*kreːw, *kreːwʔ, *ɡreːwʔ
*kreːw
*kreːw
*kreːw
*kreːw, *ŋɡreːwʔ, *qreːw
*kreːw, *kreːwʔ, *kreːws
*kreːw, *kreːwʔ, *ɡreːwʔ
*kreːw, *qʰreːws, *ɡreːws
*kreːwʔ
*kreːwʔ
*kreːwʔ, *ɡreːw
*kreːwʔ, *ɡreːw
*kreːws, *ɡreːws
*kreːws
*kʰreːw
*kʰreːw
*kʰraːw
*ŋɡreːwʔ
*ɡreːw
*ɡreːw
*ɡreːws
*ɡreːws
*ɡreːws
*keːwʔ
*keːwʔ
*keːwʔ
*qeːws
*pqreːwɢ

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ɡreːws): phonetic  (OC *kreːw) + semantic 

DefinitionsEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to devote; result; effect; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

JapaneseEdit

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 5
kan’on

From Middle Chinese (MC ɦˠauH).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana こう, rōmaji , historical hiragana かう)

  1. efficacy, benefit, effect

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 5
kun’yomi
For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry at 甲斐.
かい【甲斐・詮・効】
[noun]value, reward, avail, being fruitful or worth doing
(This term, , is an alternative kanji spelling of 甲斐.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(hyo) (hangeul , revised hyo, McCune–Reischauer hyo)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

: Hán Nôm readings: hiệu

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