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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (man, person) + phonetic  – a person lowering themselves, bowing. Note that 氐 is a person bowing or stooping, hence connotation of “down, low, bow”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人竹心一 (OHPM), 人竹女戈 (OHVI), four-corner 22240, composition)

  1. low
  2. to lower, hang, bend, bow

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 98, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 504
  • Dae Jaweon: page 207, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 137, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+4F4E

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping dai1, Yale dai1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. low
  2. short
  3. humble

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jeo) (hangeul , revised jeo, McCune-Reischauer chŏ)

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (di1), Wade-Giles ti1)

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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đây, đay, đê)

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