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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Han characterEdit

(radical 49 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 口山 (RU), four-corner 77717)

  1. sixth of twelve earthly branches (十二支): snake or serpent () of Chinese zodiac

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 326, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 8744
  • Dae Jaweon: page 631, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 984, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5DF3

ChineseEdit

6th earthly branch; 9-11 a.m.
simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (巳), Pronunciation 1/3

Initial: 以 (36)
Final: 之
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 羊己切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/jɨX/ /iX/ /iəX/ /jɨX/ /jɨX/ /jĭəX/ /ieX/
Character (巳), Pronunciation 2/3

Initial: 邪 (17)
Final: 之
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 詳里切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/zɨX/ /ziX/ /ziəX/ /zɨX/ /zɨX/ /zĭəX/ /zieX/
Character (巳), Pronunciation 3/3

Initial: 以 (36)
Final: 之
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 羊吏切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/jɨH/ /iH/ /iəH/ /jɨH/ /jɨH/ /jĭəH/ /ieH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ ziX › /*s-[ɢ]əәʔ/ 6th earthly branch

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
12007 0 /*ljɯʔ/
12018 0 /*lɯs/

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

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KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. sign of the snake

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji mi)

  1. the sign of the snake in the Chinese zodiac

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(sa) (hangeul , revised sa, McCune-Reischauer sa, Yale sa)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tị, anh)

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