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U+7CF8, 糸
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-7CF8

[U+7CF7]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+7CF9]
U+2F77, ⽷
KANGXI RADICAL SILK

[U+2F76]
Kangxi Radicals
[U+2F78]

Translingual

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Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified
Japanese
Simplified
Traditional
Stroke order
 
Stroke order
 
Stroke order
(alternative)
 

Alternative forms

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  • () (When used as a left radical component in Chinese)

Han character

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(Kangxi radical 120, +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 女戈火 (VIF), four-corner 22903, composition )

  1. Kangxi radical #120, .
  2. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №467

Derived characters

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References

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  • Kangxi Dictionary: page 915, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27221
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1341, character 36
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 5, page 3361, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+7CF8

Usage notes

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When used as a radical component on the left, Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja use a compressed form of 糸 (with on the bottom, but the centre stroke in 小 is written as without the bottom hook), which is also the historical form found in the Kangxi dictionary. In traditional Chinese and Vietnamese chữ Hán, the standard written form of the radical is (with three dots on the bottom), while in simplified Chinese the radical is written .

Chinese

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Glyph origin

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Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Bronze inscriptions Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Ancient script Small seal script
         

Pictogram (象形) : a skein of silk.

Etymology 1

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simp. and trad.
alternative forms 𢆯

Pronunciation

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Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (127)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () IV
Fanqie
Baxter mek
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mek̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/mek̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/mɛk̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mɛjk̚/
Li
Rong
/mek̚/
Wang
Li
/miek̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/miek̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
mik6
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 9024
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*meːɡ/

Definitions

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  1. thin silk
  2. A length unit, equal to the width of five parallel threads of silk.

Etymology 2

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“silk; items made from woven silk; etc.”).
(This character is a variant form of ).

Japanese

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Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

Kanji

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(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

Readings

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As unsimplified kanji :

As shinjitai kanji of :

Etymology

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Kanji in this term
いと
Grade: 1
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

From Old Japanese, from Proto-Japonic *ito.

Noun

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(いと) (ito

  1. thread

Coordinate terms

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Korean

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Hanja

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(eumhun 가는 (ganeun sil myeok))

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Okinawan

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Kanji

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(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings

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Etymology

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Kanji in this term
いーちゅー
Grade: 1
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

Cognate with mainland Japanese (ito).

Noun

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(いーちゅー) (īchū

  1. thread

Vietnamese

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Chữ Hán

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: Hán Nôm readings: mịch

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References

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