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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意): 𢆶 (幺幺) + 

Han character[edit]

(radical 52 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 女戈竹戈 (VIHI), four-corner 22253)

  1. how many? how much?
  2. a few, some

Descendants[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 342, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9208
  • Dae Jaweon: page 652, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1095, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5E7E

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping gei1, gei2, Yale gei1, gei2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 幾程 (ikuhodo): how many, how much
  • 幾つ (ikutsu): how old
  • 幾ら (ikura): how many
  • 幾人 (ikunin, ikutari): number of people
  • 幾何 (kika, ikubaku): geometry
  • 幾何学 (kikagaku): geometry (study of)

Noun[edit]

(hiragana いく, romaji iku)

  1. some, several

Prefix[edit]

(hiragana いく, romaji iku-)

  1. how many, how much
    幾箱要 (いくはこい)りますか
    iku hako irimasu ka
    How many boxes do you want?
  2. some, several, having an indefinite number or quantity
    幾千 (いくせん) () (ひと)
    iku sen to iu hito
    Thousands of people
  3. some, many, having a considerable number
    幾日 (いくにち) ()っていた
    iku nichi mo itte ita
    I was gone for many days

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin (ji3), (ji1), Wade-Giles chi3, chi1)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA (ki2), kuí (kui2))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, kỉ, ki)