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Love - THE FEELING - is a fruit of love, the verb.
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Translingual

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Etymology

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Han character

(radical 106 +0, 5 strokes, cangjie input 竹日 (HA), four-corner 26000)

  1. white
  2. pure, unblemished
  3. bright
  4. used as a surname

References

  • KangXi: page 785, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 22678
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1196, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2642, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+767D

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale baak6)


Japanese

Kanji

(grade 1 kanji)

Readings

Compounds

Noun

(hiragana しろ, romaji shiro)

  1. white
  2. a white go stone
  3. innocence

Related terms


Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): 백 (revised: baek, McCune-Reischauer: paek, Yale: payk)
  • Name (hangeul): 희다 (revised: huida, McCune-Reischauer: hŭida, Yale: huyta)

See also


Mandarin

Pronunciation

Adjective

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin bái)

  1. white

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin bó)

  1. (literary) white

Usage notes

  • The bó reading is almost never used in spoken Mandarin. The most famous usage of bó is when it is used in the name of a famous Tang dynasty poet: 李白 (Pin Lǐ Bó, now commonly referred to as Lǐ Bái).

Compounds


Middle Chinese

Han character

(*bhæk)


Min Nan

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ peʔ˥˥ ]
  • IPA: [ pek˥˥ ]

Adjective

(traditional and simplified, POJ pe̍h)

  1. white

Adjective

(traditional and simplified, POJ pe̍k)

  1. used abstractly in compound words to convey the sense of transparent, unobscured or understandable

Usage notes

  • Read as pe̍h when by itself, and in most compounds. There are only a few compounds in which the pe̍k reading is used.

Vietnamese

Han character

白 (bạch, bạc)

Adjective

  1. white

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