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U+9748, 靈
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-9748

[U+9747]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+9749]
U+F9B3, 靈
CJK COMPATIBILITY IDEOGRAPH-F9B3

[U+F9B2]
CJK Compatibility Ideographs
[U+F9B4]

Translingual edit

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Han character edit

(Kangxi radical 173, +16, 24 strokes, cangjie input 一月口口人 (MBRRO) or 一月口口一 (MBRRM), four-corner 10108, composition )

Derived characters edit

References edit

  • Kangxi Dictionary: page 1380, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42532
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1889, character 34
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 6, page 4082, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+9748

Chinese edit

 
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trad.
simp.
alternative forms

Glyph origin edit

Historical forms of the character
Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Small seal script
 

Found as 𩆜 in Shuowen: Phono-semantic compound (形聲形声, OC *reːŋ): phonetic (OC *reːŋ) + semantic (jade).

The semantic component (“jade”) may be replaced with (“witch”), as in the current form, or with (“heart”) or (“memorial tablet”) in the ancient bronze inscription forms.

Pronunciation edit


Note:
  • ling4 - literary;
  • leng4 - vernacular.
Note:
  • len3 - literary;
  • liang3 - vernacular.
  • Hakka
  • Jin
  • Min Bei
  • Min Dong
  • Min Nan
  • Wu

  • Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Initial () (37)
    Final () (125)
    Tone (調) Level (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () IV
    Fanqie
    Baxter leng
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /leŋ/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /leŋ/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /lɛŋ/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /lɛjŋ/
    Li
    Rong
    /leŋ/
    Wang
    Li
    /lieŋ/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /lieŋ/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    líng
    Expected
    Cantonese
    Reflex
    ling4
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    líng
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ leng ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*[r]ˁeŋ/
    English supernatural

    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
    Reading # 1/1
    No. 8259
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    0
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*reːŋ/

    Definitions edit

    1. god; deity
    2. soul; spirit
    3. coffin
    4. effective; efficacious
      [Cantonese, trad.]
      [Cantonese, simp.]
      ne1 zek3 joek6 dou1 gei2 leng4. [Jyutping]
      This medicine is quite effective.
    5. keen; quick
    6. nimble
    7. (Northern Wu) apt; suitable; high-quality; good
      味道味道 [Shanghainese]  ―  6mi-dau 6lin [Wugniu]  ―  tasty (lit. taste good)
      物事 [Shanghainese, trad.]
      物事 [Shanghainese, simp.]
      8geq 8meq-zy 6lau 6lin-gheq [Wugniu]
      This thing is really good quality.
    8. (Northern Wu) appropriately working; appropriately functioning
    9. a surname: Ling

    Synonyms edit

    • (coffin):

    Compounds edit

    References edit

    Japanese edit

    Shinjitai

    Kyūjitai

    Kanji edit

    (uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

    1. Kyūjitai form of : soul, spirit; ghost; mystery

    Readings edit

    Korean edit

    Etymology edit

    (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Middle Korean readings, if any”)

    Hanja edit

    Korean Wikisource has texts containing the hanja:

    Wikisource

    (eumhun 신령 (sillyeong ryeong), South Korea 신령 (sillyeong yeong))

    1. Hanja form? of / (spirit, soul, deity).

    Compounds edit

    Vietnamese edit

    Han character edit

    : Hán Nôm readings: linh, lanh, lẻng, leng, lênh, liêng, lình

    1. spirit, soul