See also:
U+59EC, 姬
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-59EC

[U+59EB]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+59ED]
姬 U+2F862, 姬
CJK COMPATIBILITY IDEOGRAPH-2F862
𡛪
[U+2F861]
CJK Compatibility Ideographs Supplement 娛
[U+2F863]

TranslingualEdit

Traditional
Simplified
Japanese
Korean

Alternative formsEdit

The character commonly used in Japanese is (U+59EB). Note that the Korean form is written with 𦣝 as the right component, which is the historical form found in the Kangxi Dictionary.

Han characterEdit

(radical 38, +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 女尸中中 (VSLL), four-corner 41417, composition𦣞(GHT) or ⿰𦣝(K))

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 260, character 23
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6230
  • Dae Jaweon: page 526, character 24
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 2, page 1049, character 15
  • Unihan data for U+59EC

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.
alternative forms
 
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Glyph originEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *klɯ, *lɯ): semantic (woman) + phonetic 𦣞.

EtymologyEdit

This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

"gay"
Homophonous with () and already carrying feminine connotations. Probably influenced by (ひめ) (hime, princess).

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (36) (28)
Final () (19) (19)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/jɨ/ /kɨ/
Pan
Wuyun
/jɨ/ /kɨ/
Shao
Rongfen
/ie/ /kie/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/jɨ/ /kɨ/
Li
Rong
/iə/ /kiə/
Wang
Li
/jĭə/ /kĭə/
Bernard
Karlgren
/i/ /ki/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ ki ›
Old
Chinese
/*[k](r)ə/
English (family name)

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
Reading # 1/2 2/2
No. 14882 14887
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*klɯ/ /*lɯ/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. beauty
  2. imperial concubine
  3. A surname​, used by the ruling family of the House of Zhou
      ―  Dān  ―  Crown Prince Dan (executed by his father Xi, King of Yan for sending Jing Ke to kill Qin Shi Huang)
  4. (neologism, slang) Synonym of (, “gay”), with a feminine connotation
      ―  gǎo  ―  to engage in lesbian activities

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. Alternative form of .

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(ひめ) (hime

  1. : princess; woman; prostitute; a kind of glue

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(hui) (hangeul , revised hui, McCune–Reischauer hŭi, Yale huy)

  1. woman

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

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