TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (earth) – a foundation of earth.

Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han characterEdit

(radical 32 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 廿金土 (TCG), four-corner 44104, composition)

  1. foundation, base

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 231, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5197
  • Dae Jaweon: page 468, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 449, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+57FA

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping gei1, Yale gei1)

  1. base
  2. (slang) gay

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. base
  2. be based on

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana もとい, romaji Motoi)

  1. A male given name
  2. A surname​.

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(gi) (hangeul , revised gi, McCune-Reischauer ki)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (ji1), sǎo (sao3), Wade-Giles chi1, sao3)

CompoundsEdit


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ ki (ki1))


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

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Last modified on 16 February 2014, at 21:06