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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 84 +1, 5 strokes, cangjie input 人弓中 (ONL), four-corner 80217, composition丿)

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ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

Glyph originEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  ‎(gas) + 丿 ‎(one). Also a phono-semantic compound (形聲), where 丿 (piě) acts as the phonetic component. Compare (“deuterium”) and (“tritium”).

EtymologyEdit

From 丿 (piě, “left falling stroke”) from the glyph, possibly influenced by New Latin protium. In Mandarin, it is pronounced in the first tone by analogy with (dāo, “deuterium”) and (chuān, “tritium”).

PronunciationEdit

DefinitionsEdit

  1. protium

See alsoEdit

  • (dāo, “deuterium”)
  • (chuān, “tritium”)
  • (qīng, “hydrogen”)
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