See also:

ChineseEdit

step with left foot step with right foot
simp. and trad.
(彳亍)

Glyph originEdit

Decomposition of (“to walk”).

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with 躑躅 (OC *deɡ doɡ), 踟躕 (OC *de do), 躊躇 (OC *du da), all meaning "walking slowly or with difficulty → hesitant".

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/2
Initial () (10) (10)
Final () (123) (8)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʈʰiᴇk̚/ /ʈʰɨok̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʈʰiɛk̚/ /ʈʰiok̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȶʰiæk̚/ /ȶʰiok̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʈʰiajk̚/ /ʈʰuawk̚/
Li
Rong
/ȶʰiɛk̚/ /ȶʰiok̚/
Wang
Li
/ȶʰĭɛk̚/ /ȶʰĭwok̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȶʰi̯ɛk̚/ /ȶʰi̯wok̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
chi chu
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
cik1 cuk1
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/2
No. 1469 1615
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*tʰeɡ/ /*tʰoɡ/

DefinitionsEdit

彳亍

  1. (literary) to walk in fits and starts; to take small steps; to amble
  2. (literary, figuratively) to hesitate; to waver; to be hesitant

SynonymsEdit

  • (to hesitate):

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 𨑨迌 (“to play; to toy with; etc.”).
(This term, 彳亍, is a variant form of 𨑨迌.)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
てき
Hyōgaiji
ちょく
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 彳亍 (MC ʈʰiᴇk̚ ʈʰɨok̚). The characters arose by splitting (“to walk”) in two; traditionally the halves have been glossed "left foot" and "right foot".[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(てき)(ちょく) (tekichoku

  1. walking in fits and starts
  2. standing still

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN