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U+624B, 手
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-624B

[U+624A]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+624C]
🈐 U+1F210, 🈐
SQUARED CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-624B
[unassigned: U+1F203–U+1F20F]
🈂
[U+1F202]
Enclosed Ideographic Supplement 🈑
[U+1F211]

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
 

Alternative formsEdit

  • (when used as a left Chinese radical)

Han characterEdit

(radical 64, +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 手 (Q), four-corner 20500)

  1. Kangxi radical #64, ⼿.

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 416, character 28
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11768
  • Dae Jaweon: page 762, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 3, page 1824, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+624B

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.
alternative forms 𠂿

Glyph originEdit

Historical forms of the character
Western Zhou Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Bronze inscriptions Chu Slip and silk script Qin slip script Ancient script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
           

Pictogram (象形) – hand and fingers. The top stroke is the bent over middle finger, while the horizontal strokes are each two fingers. Compare , , .

Note that unlike the other hand/claw characters, has consistently had five fingers: a mammalian/human hand, as opposed to the three digits often found in the others.

Compare also (“foot”), derived from a footprint, originally composed of 3 toes and a sole.

EtymologyEdit

STEDT compares this word to Proto-Sino-Tibetan *g-(t)sjəw-k/ŋ (wing; hand) based on Karlgren's Archaic Chinese (Old Chinese) reconstruction *śi̯ôg, connecting it to Tibetan གཤོག (gshog, wing).

However, this comparison is not supported by more recent scholarship, in which the Old Chinese is reconstructed with an alveolar nasal (Unger, 1995; Zhengzhang, 1995; Baxter and Sagart, 2014). Evidence for the nasal initial is given in Sagart (1999):

  • (“handcuffs”) can be written as , so (OC *ᵇhnruʔ) (with a nasal initial) and seem to be interchangeable as phonetics.
  • The ancient graph resembles the graph of (“right hand”). (OC *ᵇnruʔ, “animal track; claw”) seems to be the modern specialized form of , which has been borrowed to represent an earthly branch.

As done by Sagart (1999), Baxter and Sagart (2014) put (OC *n̥<r>uʔ, “handcuffs”) and (OC *Cə.n<r>uʔ, “animal track; claw”) into the same word family as (OC *n̥uʔ). Zhengzhang (1995) suggests a connection to Burmese ညှိုး (hnyui:, forefinger), which STEDT derives from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-njuŋ ~ *s-m-juŋ ~ *s-m-juw (finger).

Alternatively, Schuessler (2007) suggests a tone B endoactive derivation from (OC *nhiu?, “to take; to gather”), literally “that which is doing the taking”.

PronunciationEdit


Note:
  • chhiú - vernacular;
  • siú - literary.
  • Wu
  • Xiang

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Initial () (26)
    Final () (136)
    Tone (調) Rising (X)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () III
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /ɕɨuX/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /ɕiuX/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /ɕiəuX/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /ɕuwX/
    Li
    Rong
    /ɕiuX/
    Wang
    Li
    /ɕĭəuX/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /ɕi̯ə̯uX/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    shǒu
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    shǒu
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ syuwX ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*n̥uʔ/
    English hand

    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
    Reading # 1/1
    No. 11665
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    2
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*hnjɯwʔ/

    DefinitionsEdit

    1. hand (Classifier: m c mn;  m mn;  c)
    2. expert; master
        ―  gāoshǒu  ―  master
    3. -ist; -er
        ―  shǒu  ―  singer
    4. convenient; handy; portable
      /   ―  shǒu  ―  mobile phone
      /   ―  shǒu  ―  handbook
    5. handwritten
    6. Classifier for skills.
    7. Classifier for transactions.
    8. (Min Nan) luck in gambling

    See alsoEdit

    • 手掌 (shǒuzhǎng, “palm”)
    • 手指 (shǒuzhǐ, “finger”)
    • 手腕 (shǒuwàn, “wrist”)
    • 胳膊 (gēbo, “arm”)

    CompoundsEdit

    DescendantsEdit

    Sino-Xenic ():
    • Japanese: (しゅ) (shu)
    • Korean: (, su)
    • Vietnamese: thủ ()

    JapaneseEdit

    KanjiEdit

    (grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

    ReadingsEdit

    CompoundsEdit

    Etymology 1Edit

    Kanji in this term

    Grade: 1
    kun’yomi

    From Old Japanese.

    Possibly derived from a fusion of unbound apophonic form (ta) +‎ (i, emphatic nominal particle). Compare (ma → me, eye).

    PronunciationEdit

    NounEdit

    () (te

    1. a hand
      リンゴ()()
      ringo o te ni motsu
      to hold an apple in one's hand
      ()()モールス
      te-uchi no Mōrusu
      manually-keyed Morse code
    2. a handle, grip
    3. a paw, foreleg
    4. a way of doing something, means
      その()あったか。
      Sono te ga atta ka.
      You could do it that way too?
      ()のも(ひと)()である。
      Kau no mo hitotsu no te de aru.
      Another thing you could do is buy it.
    5. (board games) a move, play
      • 2002 March 9, Hotta, Yumi; Obata, Takeshi, “(だい)131(ひゃくさんじゅういち)(きょく) (ため)される()(すみ) [Game 131: Isumi’s Endeavor]”, in ヒカルの碁 [Hikaru’s Go], volume 16 (fiction), Tokyo: Shueisha, →ISBN, page 54:
        まだそんな()(のこ)ってた——(とう)(りょう)(はや)すぎた
        Mada sonna te ga nokotteta—— Tōryō wa hayasugita
        There’s still that move — I gave up too soon
    Derived termsEdit

    SuffixEdit

    () (-te

    1. one who does something: -ist, -er
      (かた)()
      katarite
      narrator
      使(つか)()
      tsukaite
      user
    2. (board games) counter for moves in shogi, go, etc.
    Derived termsEdit
    See alsoEdit

    PrefixEdit

    () (-te

    1. strengthens the prefixed adjective or adjectival noun

    Etymology 2Edit

    Kanji in this term
    しゅ
    Grade: 1
    goon

    From Middle Chinese (MC ɕɨuX)

    AffixEdit

    (しゅ) (shu

    1. hand
    2. handwork
    3. handicraft, skill, talent
    4. one who does something: -ist, -er
    Derived termsEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

    KoreanEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Middle Chinese (MC ɕɨuX). Recorded as Middle Korean 슈〮 (Yale: syu) in Hunmong Jahoe (訓蒙字會 / 훈몽자회), 1527.

    HanjaEdit

    Korean Wikisource has texts containing the hanja:

    Wikisource

    (eumhun (son su))

    1. Hanja form? of (hand).
    2. Hanja form? of (suffix related to one's skill or occupation).

    CompoundsEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    • 국제퇴계학회 대구경북지부 (國際退溪學會 大邱慶北支部) (2007). Digital Hanja Dictionary, 전자사전/電子字典. [1]

    KunigamiEdit

    KanjiEdit

    PronunciationEdit

    NounEdit

    (hiragana てぃー, romaji thī)

    1. a hand

    MiyakoEdit

    KanjiEdit

    PronunciationEdit

    NounEdit

    (hiragana てぃー, romaji )

    1. a hand

    OkinawanEdit

    KanjiEdit

    (grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

    ReadingsEdit

    CompoundsEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    Cognate with Japanese (te).

    PronunciationEdit

    NounEdit

    (hiragana てぃー, rōmaji )

    1. a hand
    2. a handle, grip
    3. a skill, ability, means; especially in martial arts

    Derived termsEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ ティー” in Okinawa Center of Language Study, Shuri-Naha Dialect Dictionary.

    VietnameseEdit

    Han characterEdit

    : Hán Việt readings: thủ ((thư)(cửu)(thiết))[1][2][3]
    : Nôm readings: thủ[1][3][4][5]

    1. Hán tự form of thủ (hand).

    CompoundsEdit

    ReferencesEdit


    YaeyamaEdit

    KanjiEdit

    PronunciationEdit

    NounEdit

    (hiragana てぃー, romaji )

    1. a hand

    YonaguniEdit

    KanjiEdit

    PronunciationEdit

    NounEdit

    (hiragana てぃー, romaji )

    1. a hand