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Character: "河" | Query method: Match substring
Modern (Beijing) reading: hé
Preclassic Old Chinese: ghāj
Classic Old Chinese: ghāj
Western Han Chinese: ɣāj
Eastern Han Chinese: ɣǟ
Early Postclassic Chinese: ɣā
Middle Postclassic Chinese: ɣā
Late Postclassic Chinese: ɣā
Middle Chinese: ɣâ
Fanqie: 核莪
Rhyme class:
English meaning : river; the Yellow River
Russian meaning[s]: 1) река; 2) сокр. р. Хуанхэ
Shuowen gloss: 水. 出敦煌塞外昆侖山. 發原注海. 從水. 可聲.
Comments: River; the Yellow River. Initial *gh- is suggested by Fuzhou ɔ2 (see RDFS 127). The original meaning was 'ford', cf. the external evidence.
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Dialectal data: Dialectal data
Radical: 85
Four-angle index: 2996
Karlgren code: 0001 g-h
Vietnamese reading: hà
Shijing occurrences: 1.1, 43.1, 43.2, 45.1_, 45.2, 47.1_, 57.4

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