TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic .

Note that the top has been simplified and is now graphically 士 (the left vertical mark has migrated up the main vertical, becoming horizontal). This simplified form is found in seal characters, where it coexisted with forms where the top was more recognizably 止.

Also Simplified from (elimination of ).

Han characterEdit

(radical 61 +3, 7 strokes, cangjie input 土心 (GP), four-corner 40331, composition)

  1. purpose, will, determination, aspiration, ambition
  2. annals

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 376, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 10331
  • Dae Jaweon: page 703, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2269, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5FD7

ChineseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (志), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 章 (23)
Final: 之
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 職吏切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
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Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ɕɨH/ /t͡ɕiH/ /t͡ɕiəH/ /t͡ɕɨH/ /cɨH/ /t͡ɕĭəH/ /t͡ɕieH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zhì ‹ tsyiH › /*tə-s/ goal, intention, aspiration

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
17190 0 /*tjɯs/ 說文之聲

DefinitionsEdit

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CompoundsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This term, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

TriviaEdit

This is one of only three everyday kanji with a 5 morae reading, and one of only two nouns, namely ‎(こころざし, kokorozashi) (nominalization of form of verb 志す ‎(こころざす, kokorozasu), which has a 4 morae reading). The only other kanji with a 5 morae reading are , in the verb 承る ‎((うけたまわ)る, uketamawa-ru), and ‎(みことのり, mikotonori), and no everyday kanji have a 6 or more morae reading.

The unusually long reading is due to two factors: 志 is a nominalization of the verb 志す which has a long reading (4 morae, kokoroza-su), which itself is a noun-verb compound, 心指す kokoro-za(su). The nominalization removing the okurigana, hence increasing the reading by one morae, yielding 4+1=5, or more finely 3+(1+1)=5 (compare common ‎(はなし, hanashi) 2+1=3, from 話す ‎(はなす, hana-su)).


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HanjaEdit

‎(ji) (hangeul , revised ji, McCune-Reischauer chi, Yale ci)

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