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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
衣-order.gif

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (when used as a left Radical)

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形)

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

Han character[edit]

(radical 145 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 卜竹女 (YHV), four-corner 00732)

  1. clothes, clothing, cover(s), outer layers
  2. skin, (animal) hide, pelt, fur(s)

Descendants[edit]

Derived characters[edit]

Related characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1111, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 34091
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1575, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3074, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8863

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (衣), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 微
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 於希切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɨi/ /ʔe̯i/ /ʔiəi/ /ʔɨi/ /ʔɨj/ /ĭəi/ /ʔiəi/
Character (衣), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 微
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 於旣切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɨiH/ /ʔe̯iH/ /ʔiəiH/ /ʔɨiH/ /ʔɨjH/ /ĭəiH/ /ʔiəiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ 'j+j › /*ʔ(r)əәj/ clothes
‹ 'j+jH › /*ʔ(r)əәj-s/ wear (v.t.)

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
14837 1 /*qɯl/
14841 1 /*qɯls/

Noun[edit]

(classifier )

  1. clothes, garment
      ―    ―  clothes
    /   ―  nèi  ―  underwear
      ―  shuì  ―  night clothes, pajamas
    情願 [MSC, trad.]
    情愿 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ qíngyuàn jié bù yuàn suō shí. [Pinyin]
    I'd rather economize on clothes than food.
  2. coating; covering; skin
      ―  táng  ―  frosting ,icing ,sugarcoating
    /   ―  qiāng  ―  gun cover
Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (literary) to dress, to wear, to put on clothes
    錦還鄉 / 锦还乡  ―  jǐnháixiāng  ―  to return home in glory


References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ui)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: ui, McCune-Reischauer: ŭi, Yale: uy)
  • Name (hangeul): ()
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(y, ấy, e, )

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