See also: 形聲
|For pronunciation and definitions of 形声 – see 形聲 (“phonosemantic compounding”).|
(This term, 形声, is the simplified form of 形聲.)
|Kanji in this term|
From Middle Chinese compound 形聲 (MC ɦeŋ ɕiᴇŋ, literally “form, shape + sound”).
The kan'on, so likely a borrowing from later in the history of Middle Chinese.
- One of the types of Han characters, containing those characters comprising a part that indicates the meaning, and a part that indicates the pronunciation.
- 六書 (rikusho): The six types of Han characters
- 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, →ISBN