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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Han character[edit]

(radical 190 +5, 15 strokes, cangjie input 尸竹卜一心 (SHYMP), four-corner 72111)

  1. mustache

Related characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1453, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 45399
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1984, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4524, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+9AED

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping zi1, Yale ji1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ひげ, romaji hige)

  1. mustache; beard
  2. whisker
    • 1905, Natsume Sōseki, 吾輩は猫である:
       (かれ) (はな) (さき)からぴんと突張 (つっぱ)っている (なが) (ひげ)をびりびりと (ふる)わせて非常 (ひじょう) (わら)った。
      kare no hana no saki kara pin to tsuppatteiru nagai hige o biribiri to furuwasete hijō ni waratta.
      He stuck out his whiskers and laughed so hard that they trembled.

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ja) (hangeul , revised ja, McCune-Reischauer cha, Yale ca)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (fa4), (zi1), Wade-Giles fa4, tzu1)

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Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*tziɛ)

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