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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Han characterEdit

(radical 130 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 月一田女 (BMWV), four-corner 71244, composition)

  1. waist
  2. kidney

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 989, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29705
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1441, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2094, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+8170

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

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

Initial: (34)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiᴇu/ /ʔi̯ɛu/ /ʔiɛu/ /ʔiɛu/ /ʔiaw/ /ĭɛu/ /ʔjæu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yāo ‹ ʔjiew › /*ʔew/ waist

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
14747 2 /*qew/

NounEdit

  1. waist

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. hips, loins, lower back

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana こし, romaji koshi)

  1. waist, the (lower) back, the small of the back
  2. (anatomy) hip
  3. the skirting of a shoji
  4. the third line of a tanka poem

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(yo) (hangeul , revised yo, McCune-Reischauer yo, Yale yo)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(yêu, ro, eo, oeo)

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