TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意) : A man riding a horse. The horse is now .

Original form of (to ride). Current meaning by sound loan.

Alternative formsEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 37 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 大一弓口 (KMNR), four-corner 40621, composition)

  1. odd, uneven
  2. odd, uncommon, strange, peculiar, unusual

Derived charactersEdit

DescendantsEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (uncommon):

AntonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 250, character 31
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5892
  • Dae Jaweon: page 510, character 29
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 533, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5947
  • Richard Sears, “奇”, Chinese Etymology[1] (in English/Mandarin), retrieved 2014-03-17

ChineseEdit

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simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ kje › /*[k](r)aj/ odd (number)
‹ gje › /*N-k(r)aj/ strange

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
9973 1 /*kral/ 說文從大可,戴侗從立可聲,古踦字
9997 1 /*ɡral/

AdjectiveEdit

  1. odd (numbers)
    奇数 odd number

AdjectiveEdit

  1. strange, odd, weird, unusual
    奇怪 strange, 奇特 peculiar
  2. wonderful, fantastic, remarkable
    奇迹 miracle, 奇妙 fantastic

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(gi) (hangeul , revised gi, McCune-Reischauer ki) or ‎(ui) (hangeul , revised Yi, McCune-Reischauer Yi) : 기특할 기, 의지할 의

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, kỳ, cả, )

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