箜篌

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ChineseEdit

ancient string music instrument (mus. instr.)
simp. and trad.
(箜篌)

EtymologyEdit

Said to derive from "čangaryā" or "čingaryā," the name of this instrument in the Sogdian language, an Iranian language formerly spoken in Central Asia; perhaps deriving ultimately from Turkic čingar

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: (29)
Final: (1)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: kōng
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/kʰuŋ/ /kʰuŋ/ /kʰuŋ/ /kʰəwŋ/ /kʰuŋ/ /kʰuŋ/ /kʰuŋ/
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (33)
Final: (137)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: hóu
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɦəu/ /ɦəu/ /ɣəu/ /ɦəw/ /ɣu/ /ɣəu/ /ɣə̯u/

NounEdit

箜篌

  1. (archaic) a term used to refer to one of a number of different plucked string instruments (mostly harps) used in the music of ancient China

Usage notesEdit

  • This instrument has been revived in modernized form in the 20th century.

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji

NounEdit

箜篌 ‎(hiragana くご, romaji kugo)

  1. An old East Asian stringed instrument

NounEdit

箜篌 ‎(hiragana くうご, romaji kūgo)

  1. An old East Asian stringed instrument

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

箜篌 ‎(gonghu) ‎(hangeul 공후)

  1. Hanja form? of 공후, “any of a number of harps used in ancient East Asia”.
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