Glyph origin Edit
*rɯʔ Oracle bone script: Phono-semantic compound ( , 形聲 ): phonetic OC *rɯʔ 來 ( , OC *m·rɯːɡ “ wheat ” ) + semantic . The phonetic part 子 來 became gradually corrupted to yield (“tree”).
erroneously remarks that this is a Shuowen phono-semantic compound ( , 形聲 ): semantic OC *rɯʔ 木 ( “ tree ” ) + phonetic 子 ( OC *ʔslɯʔ ).
plum ( tree and fruit )
† Alternative form of ( 理 , “ lǐ judge; justice”). A listed fourth in the surname,
/ 李 登 輝 ― 李 登 辉 ― Lǐ Dēnghuī (President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), 1988-2000) Lee Teng-hui / 李 連 杰 李 连 杰 [ ― Cantonese] lei lin 5 4 git 6 [Jyutping] ― Jet Li ( Li Lianjie or Li Yangzhong)
Usage notes Edit
In mainland China and among its expatriates, this surname is generally romanized as "
Li" in accordance with the Hanyu Pinyin system. Although an identical transliteration is used in Wade-Giles, similarity to the English surname has made the romanization " Lee" more common in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. A notable example of this is Bruce Lee.
→ English: , Li Lee → Tagalog: Dy , Dee ( via Hokkien )
Further reading Edit Vietnamese Edit
Han character Edit
李: readings: Hán Nôm , lí lý
A Vietnamese family name. An unisex given name.