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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意) : A man riding a horse. The horse is now .

Original form of (to ride). Current meaning by sound loan.

Alternative formsEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 37 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 大一弓口 (KMNR), four-corner 40621, composition)

  1. strange, unusual, uncanny, occult, odd

Derived charactersEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 250, character 31
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5892
  • Dae Jaweon: page 510, character 29
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 533, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5947
  • Richard Sears, "" (in English/Mandarin), Chinese Etymology. URL accessed on 2014-03-17.

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping gei1, kei4, Yale gei1, kei4)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(gi) (hangeul , revised gi, McCune-Reischauer ki) or (ui) (hangeul , revised Yi, McCune-Reischauer Yi) : 기특할 기, 의지할 의


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (qi2), (ji1), Wade-Giles ch'i2, chi1)

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. odd (numbers)
    奇数 odd number

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. strange, odd, weird, unusual
    奇怪 strange, 奇特 peculiar
  2. wonderful, fantastic, remarkable
    奇迹 miracle, 奇妙 fantastic

CompoundsEdit

    • 奇零
    • 奇偶
    • 奇偶性
    • 奇数
    • 奇迹
    • 奇景
    • 奇绝
    • 奇崛
    • 奇峻
    • 奇丽
    • 奇妙
    • 奇谋
    • 奇葩
    • 奇癖
    • 奇僻
    • 奇巧
    • 奇趣
    • 奇缺
    • 奇事
    • 奇谈
    • 奇谈怪论

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, kỳ, cả, )

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 11:53