U+53B6, 厶
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-53B6

[U+53B5]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+53B7]
See also: , , , , , and

Contents

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
 

Han characterEdit

(radical 28 +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 女戈 (VI) or X女戈 (XVI), four-corner 20730)

  1. Kangxi radical #28, (private).

DescendantsEdit

Derived charactersEdit

Usage notesEdit

Similar strokes occur in various Chinese characters, where they often represent a stylized tail, as in (beast) and (demon).

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 163, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3057
  • Dae Jaweon: page 371, character 25
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 383, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+53B6

ChineseEdit

Glyph originEdit

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
       
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*sil
*sil

Ideogram (指事) – revolving around oneself – original character for (“selfish; private”).

According to Han Feizi, which was referenced in Shuowen:

古者蒼頡 [MSC, trad.]
古者苍颉 [MSC, simp.]
Gǔzhě Cāngxié zhī zuò shū yě, zì huán zhě wèi zhī [Pinyin]
In olden times, when Cangjie invented the system of writing, a self-encircling element was designated as the character for “private”.

Compare (“public”).

Etymology 1Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is an ancient form of .)

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(sa) (hangeul , revised sa, McCune-Reischauer sa)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(khư)

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ReferencesEdit