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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from ().

In Japanese kyūjitai , the unsimplified form of the radical is used, hence overall simplification is Simplified from ( and ).

Compare more radical simplifications in Japanese kana and .

In current form, Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (altar) + phonetic  – performing rites at an altar.

Han character[edit]

(radical 113 +1, 6 strokes, cangjie input 戈火山 (IFU), four-corner 32210, composition)

  1. social custom
  2. manners
  3. courtesy
  4. rite
  5. proper social behavior (in Confucianism)
  6. propriety
  7. politeness

Related characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 839, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 24626
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1256, character 28
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2385, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+793C

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping lai5, Yale lai5)

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Japanese[edit]

See also 礼をする

Etymology[edit]

wiya → iya.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana いや, romaji iya, historical hiragana ゐや)

  1. the act of respecting one; reverence

Noun[edit]

(hiragana れい, romaji rei)

  1. a bow, the gesture of bending at the waist
  2. an expression of thanks or gratitude

Synonyms[edit]

Troponyms[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(rye>ye) (hangeul >, revised rye>ye, McCune-Reischauer rye>ye, Yale lyey>yey)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin (li3), Wade-Giles li3)

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