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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Stroke order
器-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page as described here.

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +13, 16 strokes, cangjie input 口口戈大口 (RRIKR), four-corner 66663, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 210, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4349
  • Dae Jaweon: page 432, character 26
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 690, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+5668

Chinese[edit]

device; tool; utensil
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 溪 (29)
Final: 脂
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 去冀切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰiɪH/ /kʰiH/ /kʰiH/ /kʰiH/ /kʰiH/ /kʰiH/ /kʰjɪH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ khijH › /*[kʰ]r[əә][t]-s/ vessel; instrument

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
10173 1 /*kʰrɯds/

Definitions[edit]

  1. device; tool; utensil; ware
    器具 (qìjù)
  2. (medicine) organ
    器官 (qìguān)
  3. capacity; tolerance
    器量 (qìliàng)
  4. talent; ability
    大器晚成 (dàqìwǎnchéng)
  5. (literary) to think highly of
    器重 (qìzhòng)

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Ryakuji for 器.

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Often used interchangeably with (, ki) – with same reading き, ki – in compounds to indicate “machine”, with the subtlety that 器 implies a smaller device, say hand-held, while 機 implies a larger machine, such as an airplane. Compare 食器 (しょっき, shokki, tableware) with 飛行機 (ひこうき, hikōki, airplane)

Noun[edit]

(hiragana うつわ, romaji utsuwa)

  1. container, vessel
  2. talent, caliber

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana , romaji -ki)

  1. device, instrument
  2. container

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gi) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer ki)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khí)

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