TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  +  

Han characterEdit

(radical 163 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 口田弓中 (RWNL), four-corner 67627)

  1. mean
  2. low

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1276, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 39597
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1776, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3792, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+9119

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale pei2)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. lowly; countrified, hickish; the country, the sticks

ReadingsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally a compound of (to, outside) +‎ (hito, person). The kanji used is an example of jukujikun.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana とひと, romaji tohito)

  1. (archaic, pejorative) a countrified or rustic person: a hick, a bumpkin

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(bi) (hangeul , revised bi, McCune-Reischauer pi, Yale pi)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (bi3), zhàng (zhang4), Wade-Giles pi3, chang4)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(bỉ, bẽ)

Last modified on 5 April 2014, at 10:19