TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (grain) +  (knife) – to reap grain () with a knife ().

Han characterEdit

(radical 18 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 竹木中弓 (HDLN), four-corner 22900, composition)

  1. gains, advantage, profit, merit

Derived charactersEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 138, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1932
  • Dae Jaweon: page 313, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 329, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5229

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale lei6)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji ri)

  1. profit; benefit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ri > i) (hangeul [[ > ]], revised ri, McCune-Reischauer ri)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (li4), biè (bie4), Wade-Giles pieh4, li4)

CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*lì)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(lợi, lời, )

Last modified on 27 January 2014, at 13:02