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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 32 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 土戈人大 (GIOK), four-corner 43134, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 229, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5107
  • Dae Jaweon: page 465, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 447, character 15
  • Unihan data for U+57C3

See alsoEdit

  • Chinese Numeral

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (34)
Final: (41)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: āi
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔʌi/ /ʔəi/ /ʔɒi/ /ʔəj/ /ʔᴀi/ /ɒi/ /ʔɑ̆i/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
āi ‹ ʔoj › /*qˤə/ dust

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
14933 0 /*qlɯː/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. fine dust, dirt
    /   ―  chénāi  ―  dust
  2. angstrom
  3. one billionth, the number 10-10
  4. (a phonetic component)
      ―  Āi  ―  Egypt
    塞俄比亞 / 塞俄比亚  ―  Āisài'ébǐyà  ―  Abyssinia
    蘇維 / 苏维  ―  sūwéiāi  ―  soviet
  5. Abbreviation of 埃及 (Āijí, “Egypt”).

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana あい, romaji ai)

  1. one billionth

‎(hiragana ほこり, romaji hokori)

  1. dust

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(ae) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer ae)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ai)

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