See also:
U+5509, 唉
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5509

[U+5508]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+550A]

Translingual edit

Han character edit

(Kangxi radical 30, +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 口戈人大 (RIOK), four-corner 63034, composition )

References edit

  • Kangxi Dictionary: page 192, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3701
  • Dae Jaweon: page 411, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 635, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+5509

Chinese edit

trad.
simp. #

Glyph origin edit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲形声, OC *qʰlɯː, *qɯː, *qrɯː, *qrɯːʔ) : semantic (mouth) + phonetic (OC *ɢlɯʔ).

Pronunciation 1 edit


Note: The zero initial /∅-/ is commonly pronounced with a ng-initial /ŋ-/ in some varieties of Cantonese, including Hong Kong Cantonese.

Definitions edit

  1. interjection or grunt of agreement; yes; right
  2. sighing interjection; ah; alas

Pronunciation 2 edit


Note: The zero initial /∅-/ is commonly pronounced with a ng-initial /ŋ-/ in some varieties of Cantonese, including Hong Kong Cantonese.

Definitions edit

  1. interjection or grunt of agreement; yes; right
  2. sighing interjection; ah; alas
  3. interjection expressing sadness, disappointment, regret, etc.; ah; alas

Compounds edit

Japanese edit

Kanji edit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. alas

Readings edit

Korean edit

Hanja edit

(ae) (hangeul , revised ae, McCune–Reischauer ae, Yale ay)

  1. ask
  2. answer

Tày edit

Verb edit

(transliteration needed)

  1. Nôm form of hảy (to cry).
  2. Nôm form of háy (to work, to toil).

References edit

  • Lục Văn Pảo; Hoàng Tuấn Nam (2003), Hoàng Triều Ân, editor, Từ điển chữ Nôm Tày [A Dictionary of (chữ) Nôm Tày]‎[1] (in Vietnamese), Hanoi: Nhà xuất bản Khoa học Xã hội

Vietnamese edit

Han character edit

: Hán Nôm readings: ai, hãy, hởi, hỡi, hễ, , hơi

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