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Character: "俄" | Query method: Match substring
Modern (Beijing) reading:
Preclassic Old Chinese: ŋāj
Classic Old Chinese: ŋāj
Western Han Chinese: ŋāj
Eastern Han Chinese: ŋǟ
Early Postclassic Chinese: ŋā
Middle Postclassic Chinese: ŋā
Late Postclassic Chinese: ŋā
Middle Chinese: ŋâ
English meaning : be slanting
Russian meaning[s]: 1) вдруг, внезапно, неожиданно; в один момент; 2) сокр. Россия; русский
Comments: A later meaning is 'suddenly, unexpectedly'. In Viet. cf. also nga` 'to lean, incline'. For *ŋ- cf. Min forms: Xiamen go2, Chaozhou ŋo2, Fuzhou ŋɔ2.
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Dialectal data: Dialectal data
Radical: 9
Four-angle index: 6770
Karlgren code: 0002 h
Vietnamese reading: nga

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