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ChineseEdit

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

Glyph originEdit

Decomposition of (“to walk”).

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with 躑躅 (*dek dok), 踟躕 (*de do), 躊躇 (*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
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/

VerbEdit

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

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