See also:
U+6530, 攰

CJK Unified Ideographs


Han characterEdit

(radical 65, +2, 6 strokes, cangjie input 十水大尸 (JEKS), four-corner 44402, composition)



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* Unattested glyph origin quoted from攰
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Glyph originEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (limb) +  (strength)limbs using a lot of strength, which results in tiredness.

Etymology 1Edit

simp. and trad.
alternative forms
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  • (Cantonese)

Likely cognate with Hakka 𤸁 (khioi, “tired”).

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 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 (“tired”) as the etymological character. This character has been rejected by Yan (2000) for being a late word.
  • Yan (2000) suggests (“to sleep”) as the etymological character: *gljiois (Old Chinese, based on Zhengzhang, 1987) > *gljioi > *gioi > *kioi > *koi > *kui (Guangzhou), *kɔi (Yangjiang).



  1. (Cantonese) tired; exhausted; fatigued

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“(Mandarin) thin and weak; fatigue; total exhaustion”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)




(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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  • On (unclassified): (ki)
  • Kun: つかれきる (tsukarekiru)