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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
基-bw.png

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
基-oracle.svg 基-bronze.svg 基-silk.svg 基-bigseal.svg 基-seal.svg

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  ‎(earth) – a foundation of earth.

Han characterEdit

(radical 32 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 廿金土 (TCG), four-corner 44104, composition)

  1. foundation, base

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 231, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5197
  • Dae Jaweon: page 468, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 449, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+57FA

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (28)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɨ/ /ki/ /kiə/ /kɨ/ /kɨ/ /kĭə/ /kie/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ ki › /*k(r)ə/ base (n.)

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9930 0 /*kɯ/

Etymology 1Edit

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DefinitionsEdit

  1. base

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Originally imported from English into Cantonese, then from Cantonese to Mandarin.

DefinitionsEdit

  1. (slang) gay

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. base
  2. be based on

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Proper nounEdit

‎(hiragana もとい, romaji Motoi)

  1. A male given name
  2. A surname​.

NounEdit

Kanji in this term
もと
Grade: 5
kun'yomi

‎(hiragana もと, romaji moto)

  1. Alternative form of

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(gi) (hangeul , revised gi, McCune-Reischauer ki)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

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