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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 198 鹿+8, 19 strokes, cangjie input 一一月月心 (MMBBP), four-corner 11211, composition鹿)

  1. beautiful, lovely, pretty, fair; elegant
  2. a (typically female) given name

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1510, character 31
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 47663
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2039, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4732, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+9E97

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 支
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 呂支切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/liᴇ/ /lie̯/ /lie/ /liɛ/ /liə̆/ /lǐe/ /ljɛ/
Character (麗), Pronunciation (2/2)

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 齊
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 郎計切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/leiH/ /lieiH/ /leiH/ /leiH/ /lɛjH/ /lieiH/ /lɛiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ lejH › /*rˁe-s {*[r]ˁe-s}/ symmetrical
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
7914 2 /*reːls/
7917 2 /*rel/

Adjective[edit]

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) beautiful

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 綺麗 (きれい, kirei, beauty)
  • 口奇麗 (くちぎれい, kuchigirei, speaking elegantly, speaking clearly, speaking innocently)

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana れい, romaji Rei)

  1. A female given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ri>i, ryeo>yeo) (hangeul >이, >여, revised ri>i, ryeo>yeo, McCune-Reischauer ri>i, ryŏ>yŏ, Yale li>i, lye>ye)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(lệ, rạy, thạch, )

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