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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 85 +2, 6 strokes, cangjie input 戈十水 (IJE), four-corner 43132)

  1. seek
  2. demand, request
  3. beseech

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 604, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17105
  • Dae Jaweon: page 998, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1547, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+6C42

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: (30)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɡɨu/ /gi̯ə̯u/ /ɡiu/ /ɡiu/ /guw/ /ɡĭəu/ /ɡiəu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
qiú ‹ gjuw › /*[ɡ](r)u/ seek

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
10560 1 𧚍 /*ɡu/ 說文作裘古文,甲文爲蛷初文與裘大異

DefinitionsEdit

  1. to beg; to request; to implore
    /   ―  qiú tā bié zǒu  ―  begged for him to not leave
  2. to request for; to seek; to ask for
    月亮代表歌詞 / 月亮代表歌词  ―  qiú Yuèliàng Dàibiǎo Wǒ de Xīn de gēcí  ―  looking for the lyrics to "The Moon Represents My Heart"

CompoundsEdit

  • 要求 (yāoqiú, “request”)

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Proper nounEdit

‎(hiragana もとむ, romaji Motomu)

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(gu) (hangeul , revised gu, McCune-Reischauer ku, Yale kwu)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(cầu)

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