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U+53B6, 厶
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-53B6

[U+53B5]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+53B7]
U+2F1B, ⼛
KANGXI RADICAL PRIVATE

[U+2F1A]
Kangxi Radicals
[U+2F1C]

Translingual

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Stroke order
 

Han character

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(Kangxi radical 28, +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 女戈 (VI) or 難女戈 (XVI), four-corner 20730, composition 𠃋)

  1. Kangxi radical #28, .

Descendants

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Derived characters

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Usage notes

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

References

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

Chinese

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Glyph origin 1

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Historical forms of the character
Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Bronze inscriptions Chu slip and silk script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
       

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 Cāngjié 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”).

Definitions

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“self; personal; private; selfish; etc.”).
(This character is the second-round simplified and ancient form of ).
Notes:

Glyph origin 2

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Simplified from (elimination of )

Definitions

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“Hokkien: wife”).
(This character is a variant form of ).

Japanese

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Kanji

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(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. I, myself
  2. to be

Readings

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Korean

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Hanja

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(sasa sa, amu mo) (hangeul 사사 , 아무 )

  1. any

References

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  • 국제퇴계학회 대구경북지부 (國際退溪學會 大邱慶北支部) (2007). Digital Hanja Dictionary, 전자사전/電子字典. [1]

Vietnamese

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Han character

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: Hán Nôm readings: khư

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