See also:

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

The character 七 was originally a picture of a vertical line and a horizontal line bisecting each other, meaning something like, "cut and throw away the remainder." "Seven" is a borrowed meaning.

The top-most horizontal stroke is done from left to right. The vertical line and bottom-most horizontal line are done as one stroke, from top-left to bottom-right.

七 七 七 七
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han characterEdit

(radical 1 +1, 2 strokes, cangjie input 十山 (JU), four-corner 40710)

  1. seven

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit


CantoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-ni-s (seven).

HanziEdit

(Jyutping cat1, Yale chat1)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ tshit, Guangdong ts'it7, Hagfa Pinyim qid5)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 七々日, 七七日 (shichishichinichi,nanananoka,nanananuka):
  • 七回忌 (shichikaiki):
  • 七角形 (shichikakkei): heptagon
  • 七月 (shichigatsu): July
  • 七賢 (shichiken):
  • 七絃琴 (shichigenkin):
  • 七言絶句 (shichigonzekku):
  • 七言律詩 (shichigonrisshi):
  • 七五三 (しちごさん, shichi-go-san)
  • 七五調 (shichigochou):
  • 七光 (nanahikari):
  • 七三 (shichisan):
  • 七重 (nanae):
  • 七色 (nanairo): the seven prismatic colors
  • 七星 (shichisei): Ursa Major
  • 七生 (shichishou):
  • 七草 (nanakusa):
  • 七堂伽藍 (shichidougaran):
  • 七道 (shichidou):
  • 七難 (shichinan):
  • 七不思議 (nanafushigi):
  • 七福神 (shichifukujin):
  • 七宝 (shippou): the "seven treasures;" (Buddhism)
  • 七味 (shichimi):
  • 七面体 (shichimentai):
  • 七面鳥 (shichimenchou): turkey
  • 七夜 (nanayo):
  • 七夕 (tanabata, shichiseki):
  • 七曜 (shichiyou):
  • 七厘, 七輪 (shichirin):
  • 七竈 (nanakamado):
  • 七頭 (chitau):
  • 七碌 (chitluk):
  • 七咕碌 (chitkooluk):
  • 七つ子 (しちつし, shichi tsushi): septuplets

Pronunciation 1Edit

NounEdit

(hiragana なな, romaji nana)

  1. seven
  2. a gambler
Related termsEdit
  • See below (related terms for pronunciation 2)

Pronunciation 2Edit

NounEdit

(hiragana しち, romaji shichi)

  1. seven
Related termsEdit
  • 七つ
  • 七曲がり
  • 七週の祭
  • 七珍万宝
  • 七顛八起, 七転八起
  • 七転八倒, 七顛八倒
  • 七並べ

NumberEdit

Japanese cardinal numbers
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(しち, shichi) or (なな, nana)

  1. seven; 7
    なな (nana) is used instead of しち (shichi) in conversation because しち (shichi) is considered unlucky.

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(chil)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: chil, McCune-Reischauer: ch'il, Yale: chil)
  • Name (hangeul): 일곱 (revised: ilgop, McCune-Reischauer: ilgop, Yale: ilkop)
  1. seven

MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (qi1), shǎng (shang3), Wade-Giles ch'i1, shang3)

NumeralEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. seven

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*tshit)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional, POJ chhit)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(thất)


WuEdit

HanziEdit

Latin Alphabet: che Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄑㄜ

Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 03:30