Last modified on 17 December 2014, at 08:19

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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.

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ kje › /*[k](r)aj/ odd (number)
‹ gje › /*N-k(r)aj/ strange

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9973 1 /*kral/ 說文從大可,戴侗從立可聲,古踦字
9997 1 /*ɡral/

AdjectiveEdit

  1. odd (numbers)
    奇数 odd number

AdjectiveEdit

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

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, kỳ, cả, )

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