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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  ‎(rope) + phonetic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 120 +8, 14 strokes, cangjie input 女火月廿山 (VFBTU), four-corner 27920)

  1. heavy rope, hawser
  2. main points
  3. (biological classification) class

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 927, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27576
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1364, character 30
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3414, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+7DB1

ChineseEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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

Initial: (28)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɑŋ/ /kɑŋ/ /kɑŋ/ /kɑŋ/ /kaŋ/ /kɑŋ/ /kɑŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
gāng ‹ kang › /*kˤaŋ/ guiding rope of net

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
3716 0 /*klaːŋ/

NounEdit

  1. guiding principle
  2. essential part, key part
  3. program, outline
  4. (taxonomy) class
  5. (archaic) headrope, main rope of a fishing net

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • in CEDICT on MDBG

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(gang) (hangeul , revised gang, McCune-Reischauer kang, Yale kang)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(cương, cáng)

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