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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

己
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Pictogram (象形): a loom with thread.

The character originally meant "to unravel" and was later borrowed to represent one of the ten heavenly stems. The derivative was created for the original word.

Han character[edit]

(radical 49 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 尸山 (SU), four-corner 17717)

  1. self, oneself
  2. personal, private
  3. the sixth of the ten heavenly stems

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 326, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 8742
  • Dae Jaweon: page 630, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 983, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+5DF1

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping gei2, Yale gei2)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ , Guangdong ki3, Hagfa Pinyim gi3)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gi) (hangeul , revised gi, McCune-Reischauer ki)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (ji3), Wade-Giles chi3)


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(giə̌)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA kí (ki2), kī (ki7))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(kỷ, kỉ, anh)