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Han character[edit]

(radical 44 +1, 4 strokes, cangjie input 尸人 (SO), four-corner 77807)

  1. Chinese measure approx. 'foot'
  2. (archaic) 23.1 cm (during the Han Dynasty)

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  • KangXi: page 299, character 32
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7632
  • Dae Jaweon: page 595, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 964, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5C3A

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping ce2, cek3, Yale che2, chek3)

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Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Jyutping ce2, traditional and simplified )

  1. (Hong Kong) chek, a traditional unit of length, legally defined as equal to 0.371475 metres ()
  2. (slang, North American Cantonese) a foot in Imperial units or US units

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Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ chhak, Guangdong ts'ak7; tsh'ak7 [Meixian], ch'ak7 [Hailu, Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim cag5)

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

(hiragana しゃく, romaji shaku)

  1. a unit of length approximately equivalent to 30.3 cm, ten times a sun, and a tenth of a ; in the carpenter's square, approximately equivalent to 30.3 cm, and in the cloth measure approximately 37.9 cm
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 6 page 46)
      [...] 廣本無上字、説文、尺十寸也、人手却十分動脈爲寸口、十寸爲尺、尺所以指尺規榘事也从尸从乙、乙所識也、今俗呼佐之或呼毛乃佐之 [...]
    • c. 1177-1188: Iroha Jiruishō (volume 9, page 55)
      シャク 十寸為尺
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 741)
      Xacu. シャク (尺) 1 palmoよりも少し長い, ある尺度. 例, Ixxacu, nixacu. (一尺, 二尺) Xacuuo toru. l, xacudoru. (尺を取る. または, 尺取る) 上述のようなpalmoを単位として寸法を計る.
  2. length
  3. an insect, the Geometra papilionaria; an inchworm
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 741)
      Xacu. l, xacumuxi. シャク. または, しゃくむし (尺. または, 尺虫) 歩くときに身を縮めたりしながら進む一種の小虫. Xacude taiuo tçuru. (尺で鯛を釣る) 諺. この小虫で鯛を釣って取る人のように, 小さなもので大きなものを手に入れる.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compound of bound taka (bamboo) and hakari, voiced due to compounding.

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Noun[edit]

(hiragana たかばかり, romaji takabakari)

  1. a bamboo measure
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 6 page 46)
      魏武上雜物䟽云、象牙尺、齒亦反、辨色立成云、尺竹量也、太加波可利

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cheok) (hangeul , revised cheok, McCune-Reischauer ch'ŏk, Yale chek)

  1. () Korean foot (30.3cm)
  2. () measure
  3. (길이) length

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin chǐ (chi3), chě (che3), Wade-Giles ch'ih3, ch'e3)

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Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA tshik (tshik4), tshioh (tshioh4), tshe (tshe1))

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(xích, xách, xế, xệch, xịch, sệch, xạch)

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