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Character: "曲" | Query method: Equal
Modern (Beijing) reading: qū
Preclassic Old Chinese: khok
Classic Old Chinese: khok
Western Han Chinese: khok
Eastern Han Chinese: khok
Early Postclassic Chinese: khok
Middle Postclassic Chinese: khok
Late Postclassic Chinese: khok
Middle Chinese: khöuk
English meaning : be curved, bent
Russian meaning[s]: 1) кривой; изогнутый; извилистый; извилина, изгиб, излучина; 2) лицемерный; несправедливый; односторонний; 3) окраинный, захолустный; 4) обижать; обида; [qǔ] песня, песенка; ария
Comments: A later meaning (attested since Han) is 'musical piece, melody' (read as qǔ in Mand.); it is not clear, whether this meaning is related to the original 'be curved, bent'. [Bai khü6 has both meanings].
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Dialectal data: Dialectal data
Radical: 73
Four-angle index: 1816
Karlgren code: 1213 a
Vietnamese reading: khúc
Jianchuan Bai: khü6
Dali Bai: khü6
Bijiang Bai: -kho4

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