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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意) : A man riding a horse. The horse is now .

Original form of (to ride). Current meaning by sound loan.

Alternative forms[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 37 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 大一弓口 (KMNR), four-corner 40621, composition)

  1. strange, unusual, uncanny, occult, odd

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 250, character 31
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5892
  • Dae Jaweon: page 510, character 29
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 533, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5947
  • Richard Sears, "" (in English/Mandarin), Chinese Etymology. URL accessed on 2014-03-17.

Chinese[edit]

 
strange; odd; weird; wonderful; odd (Num)
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ kje › /*[k](r)aj/ odd (number)
‹ gje › /*N-k(r)aj/ strange

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
9973 1 /*kral/ 說文從大可,戴侗從立可聲,古踦字
9997 1 /*ɡral/

Adjective[edit]

  1. odd (numbers)
    奇数 odd number

Adjective[edit]

  1. strange, odd, weird, unusual
    奇怪 strange, 奇特 peculiar
  2. wonderful, fantastic, remarkable
    奇迹 miracle, 奇妙 fantastic

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gi) (hangeul , revised gi, McCune-Reischauer ki) or (ui) (hangeul , revised Yi, McCune-Reischauer Yi) : 기특할 기, 의지할 의

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, kỳ, cả, )

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