𤆬 U+241AC, 𤆬
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-241AC
𤆫
[U+241AB]
CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B 𤆭
[U+241AD]

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

𤆬 (radical 86, +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 竹山火 (HUF), composition)

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ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.
𤆬
alternative forms


𡥘 Teochew
chiefly “to marry”

Glyph originEdit

Created for Hokkien. Ngô͘ Siú-lé (吳守禮) suggests that it is an ideogrammic compound (會意): (feathers (representing the feathers of a mother hen)) + (four dots (representing four chicks)) — a mother hen leading and protecting four chicks under her feathers.

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit


DefinitionsEdit

𤆬 (Min Nan, Puxian Min)

  1. to lead; to guide
  2. (of a man) to marry; to take a wife
    Synonym: ()
  3. to take care of; to bring up; to nurture
    𤆬囡仔 [Hokkien]  ―  chhōa gín-á [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  to take care of a child; to babysit
  4. to kidnap

Usage notesEdit

  • In Mandarin, this word is only used in names, such as 𤆬治 (chhōa-tī in Min Nan, homophone of 𤆬弟, "to lead to a brother"), given to girls to lead to the birth of a son.

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