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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (nose) +  (heart) – to breath (life) through one’s nose. Note that this uses the older meaning of 自, as “nose”, rather than “self”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 61 +6, 10 strokes, cangjie input 竹山心 (HUP), four-corner 26330, composition)

  1. rest, put stop to, end, cease
  2. breath

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping sik1, Yale sik1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana いき, romaji iki)

  1. breath

See also[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(sik) (hangeul , revised sik, McCune-Reischauer sik, Yale sik)

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References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 385, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 10601
  • Dae Jaweon: page 717, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2291, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+606F

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (xi1), Wade-Giles hsi1)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tức)

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