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TranslingualEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • – Unicode z-code variants at points U+7570 and U+F962

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
異-oracle.svg 異-bronze.svg 異-bigseal.svg 異-seal.svg

Ideogram (指事) – a man with a mask () over his face (different face) – see Chinese Etymology: 異, by Richard Sears.

Compare ‎(demon), where the 田 also derives from a face.

Modern form is graphically  + , though this is not the etymology. Unrelated to visually similar .

Han characterEdit

(radical 102 +6, 11 strokes, cangjie input 田廿金 (WTC), four-corner 60801, composition)

  • Shuōwén Jiězì radical №65
  1. different, other
  2. special, uncommon
  3. odd, uncommon

Derived charactersEdit

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (different):

ReferencesEdit


ChineseEdit

trad.
simp.

PronunciationEdit


Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (36)
Final () (19)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/jɨH/
Pan
Wuyun
/jɨH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ieH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/jɨH/
Li
Rong
/iəH/
Wang
Li
/jĭəH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/iH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ yiH ›
Old
Chinese
/*ɢ(r)ək-s/
English different

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 15102
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*lɯɡs/
Notes

DefinitionsEdit

  1. different, other, hetero-
  2. uncommon, unusual, special, strange, surprising
  3. distinguish, separate

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HanjaEdit

‎(i) (hangeul , revised i, McCune-Reischauer i, Yale i)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(dị)

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