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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形):  +  – stack of (clay, jade) tablets.

Also Simplified from in some characters, such as .

As with , there are two separate vertical strokes, not a single one. Note that the right component of is drawn differently, and is unrelated.

Han character[edit]

(radical 32 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 土土 (GG), four-corner 40104, composition土)

  1. jade pointed at top
  2. jade tablet used by officials in ancient China when addressing the emperor in court

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 224, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4887
  • Dae Jaweon: page 456, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 418, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+572D

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 齊
Division: IV

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 古攜切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
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Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kwei/ /kiwei/ /kuei/ /kʷei/ /kwɛj/ /kiwei/ /kuɛi/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
guī ‹ kwej › /*kʷˁe {*[k]ʷˁe}/ jade scepter
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
4569 0 /*kʷeː/

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana けい, romaji Kei)

  1. A unisex given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gyu) (hangeul , revised gyu, McCune-Reischauer kyu, Yale kyu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khuê, quê, khoai, que)

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