TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
幺-order.gif

Han characterEdit

(radical 52 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 女戈 (VI))

  1. one
  2. tiny, small

Usage notesEdit

is used instead of in mahjong.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 341, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9189
  • Dae Jaweon: page 650, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1092, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+5E7A

ChineseEdit

-
trad. /
simp.

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 蕭
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 於堯切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔeu/ /ʔieu/ /ʔeu/ /ʔeu/ /ʔɛw/ /ieu/ /ʔeu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yāo ‹ ʔew › /*ʔˤ[i]w/ small (Shuōwén)

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
14618 3 /*qiːw/

AdjectiveEdit

  1. tiny; minute
    /   ―  yāo  ―  small; minute
  2. youngest
      ―  lǎoyāo  ―  informal manner of referring to the last (youngest) child in a family

NounEdit

  1. one (an alternative way of saying the numeral, especially on the phone or in the military)
  2. ace; one on dice or dominoes

Proper nounEdit

  1. A surname​.

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This term, , is a variant form of .)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(yêu)

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