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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (bird)

Han character[edit]

(radical 172 +10, 18 strokes, cangjie input 月大人土 (BKOG), four-corner 20414, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1369, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42124
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1875, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4105, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+96DE

Chinese[edit]

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trad. /
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 齊
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 古奚切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kei/ /kiei/ /kei/ /kei/ /kɛj/ /kiei/ /kɛi/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ kej › /*kˤe/ fowl, chicken

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
13357 0 /*keː/

Definitions[edit]

  1. chicken; fowl; poultry
    雞肉鸡肉 ("chicken (meat)")
    雞蛋鸡蛋 ("chicken egg")
  2. 10th of the Chinese Zodiac animals (rooster)
  3. domestic fowl
  4. (slang) prostitute

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. alternative form for : a chicken (a bird)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gye) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer kye, Yale kyey)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, ke)

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