See also: and
U+6765, 来

CJK Unified Ideographs

Translingual edit

Stroke order
Stroke order

Glyph origin edit

Variant of .

Han character edit

(Kangxi radical 75, +3, 7 strokes, cangjie input 木廿 (DT), composition or or )

Derived characters edit

References edit

  • Kangxi Dictionary: not present, would follow page 513, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14489
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 21, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+6765

Chinese edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to come; to arrive; to happen; to occur; etc.”).
(This character, , is the simplified and variant form of ).

Japanese edit



Kanji edit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

Readings edit

Compounds edit

Etymology 1 edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2
Alternative spelling

From Middle Chinese (MC loj).

Compare modern Mandarin (lái).

Pronunciation edit

(Can we verify(+) this pronunciation?)

Prefix edit

(らい) (rai-

  1. next..., coming...
Derived terms edit

Suffix edit

(らい) (-rai

  1. since..., in...
    • 1944, Osamu Dazai, Tsugaru:
      Kono ni, sannen-rai, watashi wa Aomori-shi e ni, sando itta ga
      I went to Aomori two or three times in the past two or three years...
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

Affix edit

(らい) (rai

  1. coming, arriving
  2. coming, approaching, passing
  3. from (some point in the) past to present
  4. coming in time
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Proper noun edit

(らい) (Rai

  1. a surname, especially of those descended from swordsmiths arriving from Goryeo around the mid-Kamakura period

Etymology 2 edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
Alternative spelling

From Old Japanese (ku).

Verb edit

() (kuintransitive -ko

  1. (archaic, obsolete) to come (approach one’s position from a remote location, specifically towards the speaker)
  2. (archaic, obsolete) to go (to a direction or place far from the speaker but near the listener)
  3. (archaic, suffixed to the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem form) of a verb) to gradually begin to [verb]
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