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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 (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
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, figurative) to hesitate; to waver; to be hesitant

SynonymsEdit

  • (to hesitate):

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

彳亍(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