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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (grain) +  (knife) – to reap grain () with a knife ().

Han character[edit]

(radical 18 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 竹木中弓 (HDLN), four-corner 22900, composition)

  1. gains, advantage, profit, merit

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 138, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1932
  • Dae Jaweon: page 313, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 329, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5229

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (利), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 脂
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 力至切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/liɪH/ /liH/ /liH/ /liH/ /liH/ /liH/ /ljɪH/

Noun[edit]

  1. advantage, benefit

Compounds[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. to benefit

Compounds[edit]

Adjective[edit]

  1. sharp

Compounds[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ri)

  1. profit; benefit

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ri, i) (hangeul , , revised ri, i, McCune-Reischauer ri, i)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(lợi, lời, )

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