U+8137, 脷
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8137

[U+8136]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8138]

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 130, +7, 11 strokes, cangjie input 月竹木弓 (BHDN), composition)

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ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.
alternative forms

Glyph originEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic (meat) + phonetic . Specialization of (“benefit; profit”).

EtymologyEdit

From (“benefit; profit”), used as a euphemism for (sit6, “tongue”), which is homophonous to , (sit6, “to be at a loss”).

Alternatively, it may be from (OC *ɦljeʔ, “to lick”), preserving the Old Chinese initial *l- (Schuessler, 2007).

PronunciationEdit


Note:
  • lei5* - as an independent word or the head of a compound;
  • lei5 - in compounds (not as the head).
  • Hakka
  • DefinitionsEdit

    1. (Cantonese, dialectal Hakka) tongue (Classifier: )
    2. (Hakka, Sichuanese) tongue of an animal

    SynonymsEdit

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