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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
支-bw.png
Stroke order
支-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

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

Han character[edit]

(radical 65 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 十水 (JE), four-corner 40407)

  1. disperse, pay
  2. support
  3. branch

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

  • (graphically similar, appears as variant, as in , )

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 467, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13061
  • Dae Jaweon: page 814, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1327, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+652F

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (支), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 章 (23)
Final: 支
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 章移切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ɕiᴇ/ /t͡ɕie̯/ /t͡ɕie/ /t͡ɕiɛ/ /ciə̆/ /t͡ɕǐe/ /t͡ɕjɛ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zhī ‹ tsye › /*ke/ support, hold up
zhī ‹ tsye › /*ke/ branch (of tree), limb

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
17200 0 /*kje/

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. little pieces separated; a branch
  2. hands and legs

Readings[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ji) (hangeul , revised ji, McCune-Reischauer chi, Yale ci)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(chi, chề, , chia, giê, xài)

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