See also:

TranslingualEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (metal) + phonetic  – a metal key.

Han characterEdit

(radical 167 +9, 17 strokes, cangjie input 金弓大手 (CNKQ), four-corner 85140)

  1. door bolt, lock bolt
  2. key

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: Template:Han KangXi link, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 40654
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1815, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4225, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+9375

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping gin6, Yale gin6)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana かぎ, romaji kagi)

  1. a tool for opening or locking something; a key
  2. an important fact for solving something; a key; a clue

(hiragana けん, romaji ken)

  1. (music) a key

See alsoEdit

  • (じょう, jō)

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(geon) (hangeul , revised geon, McCune-Reischauer kŏn, Yale ken)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin jiàn (jian4), Wade-Giles chien4)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(kiện)

Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 01:34