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TranslingualEdit

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
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Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  ‎(tooth) + phonetic  – tooth being associated with age. Compare English long in the tooth ‎(old) and don't look a gift horse in the mouth ‎((to check teeth for age)).

Han characterEdit

(radical 211 +5, 20 strokes, cangjie input 卜山人戈戈 (YUOII), four-corner 28737, composition)

  1. age
  2. years

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1533, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48632
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2071, character 34
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4791, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+9F61

ChineseEdit

trad.
simp.

PronunciationEdit

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

Initial: (37)
Final:
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/leŋ/ /lieŋ/ /leŋ/ /leŋ/ /lɛjŋ/ /lieŋ/ /lɛŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8288 0 /*reːŋ/

NounEdit

  1. age
  2. duration

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(ryeong>yeong) (hangeul >, revised ryeong>yeong, McCune-Reischauer ryŏng>yŏng, Yale lyeng>yeng)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(linh, lênh)

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