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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 38 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 女一戈土 (VMIG), four-corner 41414, composition)

  1. niece
  2. nephew

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 260, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6226
  • Dae Jaweon: page 526, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1043, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+59EA

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping zat6, Yale jat6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

/me1hi/: [mepi] → [meɸi] → [mewi] → [mei]. Initial /me/ is cognate with me1 (female).

Noun[edit]

(hiragana めい, historical hiragana めひ, romaji mei)

  1. the daughter of ones sibling; a niece

Antonyms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jil, jeol) (hangeul [[, ]], revised jil, jeol, McCune-Reischauer chil, chŏl)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin zhí (zhi2), Wade-Giles chih2)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đẹt)