Last modified on 6 January 2015, at 11:17

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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

貝 貝 貝 貝
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Cowries were used as money in ancient China (Shell money).

Han characterEdit

(radical 154 +0, 7 strokes, cangjie input 月山金 (BUC), four-corner 60800)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1204, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36656
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1665, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3622, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8C9D

ChineseEdit

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PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 泰
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 愽蓋切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pɑiH/ /pɑiH/ /pɑiH/ /pɑiH/ /pajH/ /pɑiH/ /pɑiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
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MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
415 1 /*paːds/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. shellfish, cowrie
  2. money, currency
  3. A surname​.

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana かい, romaji kai)

  1. a shellfish

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(pae)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: pae, McCune-Reischauer: p'ae, Yale: phay)
  • Name (hangeul): 조개 (revised: jogae)
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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(bối, buổi, bói, búi, với, mấy, mới, vuối)

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