TranslingualEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Pictogram (象形) – a man or figure with an ugly face and tail.

Compare (different, strange), where the 田 also derives from a face.

It may not be clear from the character, but the lower right “dot” is a small ; it is a residual tail – compare .

Graphically, modern form is  +  + , plus a dot on top.

Han characterEdit

(radical 194 +0, 10 strokes, cangjie input 竹山戈 (HUI), 竹戈 (HI), four-corner 26213)

  1. ghost
  2. spirit of the dead
  3. devil

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1460, character 30
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 45758
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1993, character 19
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4427, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9B3C

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping gwai2, Yale gwai2)

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CompoundsEdit


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ kwúi, Guangdong kui3; kwi3 [Meixian], kwui3 [Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim gui3)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

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KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Thought to be derived from (on, to hide, hidden from sight).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana おに, romaji oni)

  1. a ghost
  2. an evil spirit, a demon
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 1 page 32)
      人神 周易云、人神曰鬼、居偉反、和名於邇、或説云、於邇者、隠音之訛也、鬼物隠而不欲顯形、故以稱也。
  3. someone of remarkable or diabolical energy or ability; demon
    彼女 (かのじょ)仕事 (しごと) (おに)だ。
    kanojo wa shigoto no oni da.
    She is a demon for work.
  4. "it" in a game of tag, hide and seek, kick the can, etc.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(gwi) (hangeul , revised gwi, McCune-Reischauer kwi, Yale kwi)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin guǐ (gui3), kuài (kuai4), kuǐ (kui3), Wade-Giles kuei3, k'uai4, k'uei3)

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NounEdit

  1. a ghost
  2. a Caucasian or Western person, usually used in a compound

CompoundsEdit


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA kuí (kui2))

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(quỷ, khuỷu, quẽ, quỉ, sưu)

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Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 17:59