- KangXi: page 467, character 5
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2308
- Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 367, character 3
- Unihan data for U+6530
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The etymology is uncertain. This character itself is often regarded as the etymological character (本字), but the expected Cantonese reflex from the fanqie found in Jiyun (集韻) would be gwai3 instead of gui6. In recent years, this character has overtaken 癐 as the usual way this word is written, probably because of its appearance on the show 每日一字 in the 1980s.
The following are other etymologies that have been proposed:
- Bai (1980) suggests 䠩 (“tired”) as the etymological character. This character has been rejected by Yan (2000) for being a late word.
- Yan (2000) suggests 睡 (“to sleep”) as the etymological character: *gljiois (Old Chinese, based on Zhengzhang, 1987) > *gljioi > *gioi > *kioi > *koi > *kui (Guangzhou), *kɔi (Yangjiang).
|For pronunciation and definitions of 攰 – see 㩻 (“(Mandarin) thin and weak; fatigue; total exhaustion”).|
(This character, 攰, is a variant form of 㩻.)
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