Last modified on 29 March 2015, at 14:47

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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (tree, wood) + phonetic  - originally meaning a crossbeam rafter.

Han characterEdit

(radical 75 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 木一水一 (DMEM), 木弓水一 (DNEM), four-corner 41914, composition)

  1. extreme, utmost, furthest, final
  2. The number 10 to the power of 48 (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000).

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 542, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 15181
  • Dae Jaweon: page 929, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1240, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+6975

See alsoEdit

  • Chinese numeral
    • Last: ,
    • Next: 恒河沙 (next chinese number, by myriad order of magnitude)

ChineseEdit

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PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 群 (30)
Final: 職
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 渠力切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɡɨk̚/ /gi̯ək̚/ /ɡiək̚/ /ɡɨk̚/ /gik̚/ /ɡĭək̚/ /ɡiek̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ gik › /*[ɡ](r)ək/ extreme

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
5738 0 /*ɡɯɡ/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. extremely; exceedingly
  2. (geography, physics) pole
  3. extreme; of the highest degree; utmost
  4. reach the limit; do one's utmost

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NumberEdit

(ごく, goku)

  1. A number of 1048 in modern Japanese since 17th century.

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(geuk) (hangeul , revised geuk, McCune-Reischauer kŭk, Yale kuk)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(cực, cọc)

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