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gluttonous gluttonous
simp. and trad.
(饕餮)
 
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饕餮 (taotie motif)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (6) (6)
Final () (89) (87)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/tʰɑu/ /tʰet̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/tʰɑu/ /tʰet̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/tʰɑu/ /tʰɛt̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/tʰaw/ /tʰɛt̚/
Li
Rong
/tʰɑu/ /tʰet̚/
Wang
Li
/tʰɑu/ /tʰiet̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/tʰɑu/ /tʰiet̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
tāo tie
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
tāo tiè
Middle
Chinese
‹ thaw › ‹ thet ›
Old
Chinese
/*[tʰ]ˁaw/ /*[tʰ]ˁət/
English 饕餮 thaw.thet glutton 饕餮 thaw.thet glutton

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 1/1
No. 4915 17108
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*l̥ʰaːw/ /*r̥ʰɯːd/
Notes

NounEdit

饕餮

  1. (Chinese mythology) taotie (legendary gluttonous animal)
  2. () taotie (stylized design frequently found on ancient bronzes)
  3. (figuratively) gourmand; glutton; voracious eater
  4. (figuratively) fierce and greedy person

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
とう
Hyōgaiji
てつ
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

NounEdit

饕餮 (hiragana とうてつ, rōmaji tōtetsu)

  1. a taotie
  2. (figuratively) a brutal or covetous person