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phonetic
trad. (踟躕)
simp. (踟蹰)
variant forms 踟蹰
踟𨅒
踟跦
跢跦
踟躇

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with 躑躅 (*dek dok), 躊躇 (*du da), 彳亍 (*tʰek tʰok), all meaning "walking slowly or with difficulty > hesitant".

PronunciationEdit



BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
chí chú
Middle
Chinese
‹ drje › ‹ drju ›
Old
Chinese
/*[d]re/ /*[d]ro/
English 踟躕 *[d]re.[d]ro walk hesitatingly 踟躕 drje.drjo walk hesitatingly

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 1/1
No. 11500 17642
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*de/ /*do/

VerbEdit

踟躕

  1. to walk back and forth
  2. (figuratively) to waver; to hesitate

Derived termsEdit