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green jade; kingfisher bluish-green; green jade
simp. and trad.
(翡翠)
 
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Chinese jadeite buttons.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (3) (14)
Final () (21) (16)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/bʉiH/ /t͡sʰiuɪH/
Pan
Wuyun
/bʷɨiH/ /t͡sʰʷiH/
Shao
Rongfen
/biuəiH/ /t͡sʰjuɪH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/bujH/ /t͡sʰwiH/
Li
Rong
/biuəiH/ /t͡sʰuiH/
Wang
Li
/bĭwəiH/ /t͡sʰwiH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/bʱwe̯iH/ /t͡sʰwiH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fèi cuì
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 3113 17944
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 2
Corresponding
MC rime
𥝋
Old
Chinese
/*bɯls/ /*sʰuds/
Notes

NounEdit

翡翠

  1. jadeite
  2. kingfisher

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (翡翠):

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji
すい
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi
 ヒスイ on Japanese Wikipedia

From Chinese 翡翠

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

翡翠 (hiragana ひすい, rōmaji hisui)

  1. jade (gem)
CompoundsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Jinmeiyō
Irregular

The kanji are jukujikun (熟字訓), from Chinese 翡翠

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)
  • (Tokyo) わせみ [kàwásémí] (Heiban - [0])
  • IPA(key): [ka̠ɰᵝa̠se̞mi]

NounEdit

翡翠 (hiragana かわせみ, katakana カワセミ, rōmaji kawasemi, historical hiragana かはせみ, historical katakana カハセミ)

  1. Alternative spelling of 川蝉 (common kingfisher)