Radical 214

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Radical 214 (U+2FD5)
(U+9FA0) "flute"
Pinyin: yuè
Bopomofo: ㄩㄝ
Wade–Giles: yüeh4
Jyutping: joek6
Cantonese Yale: yeuk6
Hiragana: ヤク yaku
ふえ fue
Kanji: 龠 yaku
Hangul: 피리 piri

Radical 214 meaning "flute" is the only one of the 214 Kangxi radicals that is composed of 17 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 21 characters (out of 40,000) to be found under this radical.

Characters with Radical 214[edit]

strokes character
without additional strokes
4 additional strokes 䶳 龡
5 additional strokes
8 additional strokes 䶴 龣
9 additional strokes 龤 龥
10 additional strokes

Literature[edit]

  • Fazzioli, Edoardo. Chinese calligraphy : from pictograph to ideogram : the history of 214 essential Chinese/Japanese characters. calligraphy by Rebecca Hon Ko. New York: Abbeville Press. ISBN 0-89659-774-1. 
  • Leyi Li: “Tracing the Roots of Chinese Characters: 500 Cases”. Beijing 1993, ISBN 978-7-5619-0204-2

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