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(箜篌)
 
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Konghou (English)

EtymologyEdit

Transcription of a foreign term from the west. Compare Sogdian cngryʾ (pronounced čangaryā) or Sogdian cyngryʾ (pronounced čingaryā), both names of this instrument in the Sogdian language, as well as Persian چنگ (čang) and the Turkic harp of çeng.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (29) (33)
Final () (1) (137)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kʰuŋ/ /ɦəu/
Pan
Wuyun
/kʰuŋ/ /ɦəu/
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰuŋ/ /ɣəu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kʰəwŋ/ /ɦəw/
Li
Rong
/kʰuŋ/ /ɣu/
Wang
Li
/kʰuŋ/ /ɣəu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kʰuŋ/ /ɣə̯u/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
kōng hóu

NounEdit

箜篌

  1. (music, chiefly historical) 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.

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji

NounEdit

箜篌 (hiragana くご, rōmaji kugo)

  1. an old East Asian stringed instrument

NounEdit

箜篌 (hiragana くうご, rōmaji kūgo)

  1. an old East Asian stringed instrument

SynonymsEdit


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”.