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litchi branch; (a measure word)
simp. and trad.
(荔枝)
alt. forms 荔支
離枝离枝
離支离支
蓮枝莲枝 for pronunciation with "liān"
 
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荔枝

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. See 離支离支 (lìzhī) for more. However, this text proposed a borrowing from Tai languages.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2 1/1
Initial () (37) (37) (23)
Final () (11) (39) (11)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Departing (H) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open Open
Division () III IV III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/liᴇH/ /leiH/ /t͡ɕiᴇ/
Pan
Wuyun
/liɛH/ /leiH/ /t͡ɕiɛ/
Shao
Rongfen
/ljɛH/ /lɛiH/ /t͡ɕjɛ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/liə̆H/ /lɛjH/ /ciə̆/
Li
Rong
/lieH/ /leiH/ /t͡ɕie/
Wang
Li
/lǐeH/ /lieiH/ /t͡ɕǐe/
Bernard
Karlgren
/lie̯H/ /lieiH/ /t͡ɕie̯/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zhī

NounEdit

荔枝

  1. lychee

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Sino-Xenic (荔枝):

Others:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Myanmar-English Dictionary (1993, Myanmar Language Commission; republished 1996, Dunwoody Press)