Glyph origin Edit
Oracle bone script: Phono-semantic compound ( , 形聲 ): phonetic OC *rɯʔ 來 ( , OC *m·rɯːɡ “ fruit ” ) + semantic . The phonetic part 子 來 became gradually corrupted to yield (“tree”). 木
erroneously remarks that this is a phono-semantic compound ( Shuowen , 形聲 ): semantic OC *rɯʔ 木 ( “ tree ” ) + phonetic 子 ( OC *ʔslɯʔ ).
plum ( tree and fruit )
( astronomy ) Zeta Virginis
† Alternative form of ( 理 , “ lǐ judge; justice”).
A listed fourth in the surname, Baijiaxing
Usage notes Edit
In mainland China or among its expatriates, this name is generally romanized "
Li" in accordance with the Hanyu Pinyin system. Although an identical transliteration is used in Wade-Giles, similarity to the English name has made the romanization " Lee" more common in Hong Kong and Taiwan. A notable example to this is Bruce Lee.
Descendants Edit English:
, Li Lee Tagalog:
( from Hokkien ) Sy
李 • ( ) ri, i : Eumhun
Sound ( hangeul): ( 리, 이 revised: Lee, (NK) ri, Rhee, (SK) i, I, McCune-Reischauer: (NK) ri, (SK) i, Yi, Yale: (NK) li, (SK) i)
Name ( hangeul): () 자두(Jadu)
( North Korea ) 리, ( South Korea ) 이: the second most common surname in Korea
( North Korea ) 리, ( South Korea ) 이: plum Vietnamese Edit
Han character Edit
李 ( ) lí
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