Last modified on 27 January 2014, at 01:29

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 85 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 水田土 (EWG), four-corner 36114)

  1. nautical mile

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 624, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17485
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1022, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1623, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6D6C

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale lei5)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. nautical mile; knot

ReadingsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Sinitic .

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji ri)

  1. a nautical mile: the length of roughly one minute of latitude, 1,852 meters

Etymology 2Edit

From Sinitic 海里. The single-kanji spelling is an example of jukujikun.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana かいり, romaji kairi)

  1. a nautical mile: the length of roughly one minute of latitude, 1,852 meters

Etymology 3Edit

From English knot. The kanji spelling is an example of jukujikun.

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

(katakana ノット, romaji notto)

  1. a knot: a nautical unit of speed, one nautical mile per hour
Usage notesEdit

The katakana spelling ノット is more common in modern Japanese than either kanji spelling of or .


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ri>i) (hangeul >, revised ri>i, McCune-Reischauer ri>i, Yale li>i)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (li3), Wade-Giles li3)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, )

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