箜篌

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 (箜), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 溪 (29)
Final: 東
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 苦紅切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰuŋ/ /kʰuŋ/ /kʰuŋ/ /kʰuŋ/ /kʰəwŋ/ /kʰuŋ/ /kʰuŋ/
Character (篌), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 匣 (33)
Final: 侯
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 戸鉤切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦəu/ /ɣə̯u/ /ɣu/ /ɦəu/ /ɦəw/ /ɣəu/ /ɣəu/

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 word

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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