Last modified on 10 May 2011, at 02:43

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (food, rice) +  (person) – a person eating rice, feeding.

Also Phono-semantic compound (形聲), with 食 acting as phonetic.

Han characterEdit

(radical 184 +2, 11 strokes, cangjie input 人戈人 (OIO))

  1. to feed
  2. provisions

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1416, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 44025
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1940, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4441, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+98E4

MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (si4), Wade-Giles ssu4)

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