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TranslingualEdit

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Han characterEdit

(radical 33 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 土月中一 (GBLM), four-corner 40107)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 243, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5657
  • Dae Jaweon: page 484, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 468, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+58FA

ChineseEdit

trad.
simp.

PronunciationEdit

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

Initial: (33)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦuo/ /ɣuo/ /ɣo/ /ɦuo/ /ɦɔ/ /ɣu/ /ɣo/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ hu › /*[ɡ](ʷ)ˤa/ flask

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
5286 0 /*ɡʷlaː/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. vase, jar, pot, jug
  2. A kettle (vessel used when boiling liquid).
  3. Classifier for pots of liquid.
  4. A surname​.

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with ‎(tsubo). Likely shares its origin with ‎(tsubu), in expressing the idea of something round and bulging outward.

NounEdit

‎(hiragana つぼ, romaji tsubo)

  1. container or depression:
    1. A pot or jar; a vessel or bottle.
    2. A basin, as at the base of a waterfall.
    3. A pressure point in acupressure or acupuncture.
  2. The core or heart of an issue.

Usage notesEdit

In acupuncture and acupressure contexts, this word is most often spelled either in hiragana as つぼ or in katakana as ツボ.


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(ho) (hangeul , revised ho, McCune-Reischauer ho)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(hồ)

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