See also:
U+793A, 示
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-793A

[U+7939]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+793B]
U+2F70, ⽰
KANGXI RADICAL SPIRIT

[U+2F6F]
Kangxi Radicals
[U+2F71]
U+2EAC, ⺬
CJK RADICAL SPIRIT ONE

[U+2EAB]
CJK Radicals Supplement
[U+2EAD]

Translingual

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Stroke order
 

Alternative forms

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Han character

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(Kangxi radical 113, +0, 5 strokes, cangjie input 一一火 (MMF), four-corner 10901, composition or 𥘅 or 𡭕)

  1. Kangxi radical #113, .
  2. Shuowen Jiezi radical №3

Derived characters

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References

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English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
  • Kangxi Dictionary: page 839, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 24623
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1256, character 25
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 4, page 2385, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+793A

Chinese

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trad.
simp. #
alternative forms 𥘅
𡭕
“to show”

Glyph origin

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Historical forms of the character
Shang Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Bronze inscriptions Oracle bone script Chu slip and silk script Ancient script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
           

Pictogram (象形) – an altar. The original form is similar to unrelated character , and additional strokes are added to prevent confusion.

Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

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  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /ʂʐ̩⁵¹/
Harbin /ʂʐ̩⁵³/
Tianjin /sz̩⁵³/
Jinan /ʂʐ̩²¹/
Qingdao /ʂʐ̩⁴²/
Zhengzhou /ʂʐ̩³¹²/
Xi'an /sz̩⁴⁴/
Xining /sz̩²¹³/
Yinchuan /ʂʐ̩¹³/
Lanzhou /ʂʐ̩¹³/
Ürümqi /sz̩²¹³/
Wuhan /sz̩³⁵/
Chengdu /sz̩¹³/
Guiyang /sz̩²¹³/
Kunming /ʂʐ̩²¹²/
Nanjing /ʂʐ̩⁴⁴/
Hefei /ʂʐ̩⁵³/
Jin Taiyuan /sz̩⁴⁵/
Pingyao /sz̩³⁵/
Hohhot /sz̩⁵⁵/
Wu Shanghai /zz̩²³/
Suzhou /zz̩ʷ³¹/
Hangzhou /zz̩¹³/
Wenzhou /zz̩²²/
Hui Shexian /sz̩²²/
Tunxi /ɕi²⁴/
Xiang Changsha /ʂʐ̩⁵⁵/
Xiangtan /ʈ͡ʂʐ̩⁵⁵/
Gan Nanchang /sz̩²¹/
Hakka Meixian /sz̩⁵³/
Taoyuan /ʃï⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /si²²/
Nanning /si²²/
Hong Kong /si²²/
Min Xiamen (Hokkien) /si²²/
Fuzhou (Eastern Min) /sɛi²⁴²/
Jian'ou (Northern Min) /si⁴⁴/
Shantou (Teochew) /si³¹/
Haikou (Hainanese) /si³⁵/
/mai³⁵/ 訓讀

Rime
Character
Reading # 2/2
Initial () (27)
Final () (15)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Baxter zyijH
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʑiɪH/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʑiH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʑjɪH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʑiH/
Li
Rong
/d͡ʑiH/
Wang
Li
/d͡ʑiH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/d͡ʑʰiH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
shì
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
si6
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
shì
Middle
Chinese
‹ zyijH ›
Old
Chinese
/*s-ɡijʔ-s/
English show (v.)

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 # 2/2
No. 11606
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɢljils/

Definitions

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  1. to show; to reveal; to indicate; to notify; to instruct

Compounds

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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

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Definitions

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  1. a surname

Etymology 3

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to put; to place; to plant; to establish; to set up; to install; etc.”).
(This character is a variant form of ).

Etymology 4

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“earth spirit; big; etc.”).
(This character is a variant form of ).

References

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Japanese

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Kanji

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(Fifth grade kyōiku kanji)

  1. causing attention, showing, important

Readings

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Compounds

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Korean

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Hanja

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(eumhun 보일 (boil si))

  1. Hanja form? of (to show; to display; to demonstrate; to exhibit).

Compounds

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Vietnamese

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Han character

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: Hán Nôm readings: thị,

  1. chữ Hán form of thị (to show).

Compounds

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