ChineseEdit

ointment; paste region between heart and diaphragm
trad. (膏肓)
simp. #(膏肓)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/1
Initial () (28) (32)
Final () (89) (102)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kɑu/ /hwɑŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/kɑu/ /hʷɑŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/kɑu/ /xuɑŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kaw/ /hwaŋ/
Li
Rong
/kɑu/ /xuɑŋ/
Wang
Li
/kɑu/ /xuɑŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kɑu/ /xwɑŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
gāo huāng
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/1
No. 3727 12650
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kaːw/ /*hmaːŋ/

NounEdit

膏肓

  1. (traditional Chinese medicine) fat region between the heart and the diaphragm (near the apex of the heart, a region which is regarded in traditional Chinese medicine as being unreachable by medicament); vital organs
  2. (figuratively) incurable disease; terminal illness
  3. (literary, figuratively) suffering of the masses; hardships of the populace

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
こう
Jinmeiyō
こう
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese 膏肓 (MC kɑu hwɑŋ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(こう)(こう) (kōkōかうくわう (kaukwau)?

  1. vital organs

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
こう
Jinmeiyō
もう
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

Misreading of the kanji.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(こう)(もう) (kōmōかうまう (kaumau)?

  1. Same as above.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN