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U+4EAC, 京
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4EAC

[U+4EAB]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+4EAD]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
8 strokes

Han character[edit]

(radical 8 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 卜口火 (YRF), four-corner 00906, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 88, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 299
  • Dae Jaweon: page 187, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 284, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+4EAC

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
alt. forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
京-oracle.svg 京-bronze.svg 京-bigseal.svg 京-seal.svg





References:

Mostly from Richard Sears' Chinese Etymology site (authorisation),
which in turn draws data from various collections of ancient forms of Chinese characters, including:

  • Shuowen Jiezi (small seal),
  • Jinwen Bian (bronze inscriptions),
  • Liushutong (large seal) and
  • Xu Jiaguwen Bian (oracle bone script).
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ɡ·raŋ, *ɡ·raŋs, *ɡ·raŋs
*ɡ·raŋ
*ɡ·raŋ
*ɡ·raŋ
*ɡ·raŋ
*ɡ·raŋs
*ɡ·raŋs, *ɡ·raɡ
*ɡaŋs
*kraŋ
*kraŋ
*kraŋ
*kraŋʔ
*ɡraŋ
*ɡraŋ
*ɡraŋ
*ɡraŋ
*ɡraŋs
*qraŋʔ
*qraŋʔ, *kʷraŋʔ
*kʷraŋʔ
*kʷraŋʔ
*ɡʷraːŋʔ

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • kiaⁿ - vernacular;
  • keng - literary.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (28)
Final () (111)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kˠiæŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/kᵚiaŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/kiaŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kiajŋ/
Li
Rong
/kiɐŋ/
Wang
Li
/kĭɐŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ki̯ɐŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
jīng
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
jīng
Middle
Chinese
‹ kjæng ›
Old
Chinese
/*[k]raŋ/
English hill; capital city

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
Reading # 1/1
No. 6828
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kraŋ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. artificial mound
  2. capital (city)
  3. Short for 北京 (Běijīng, “Beijing”).
  4. (obsolete) ten million, 107
  5. (obsolete) ten quadrillion, 1016
  6. (obsolete) septillion, 1024
  7. (obsolete) A hundred nonillion, 1032

Compounds[edit]

See also[edit]

Chinese numerals
104 108 1012 1016 1020 1024 1028 1032 1036 1040 1044
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese 亿 亿 亿亿

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. capital city
  2. ten quadrillion

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

/kyau/ > /kyoː/.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana きょう, rōmaji kyō, historical hiragana きやう)

  1. capital (city)
  2. (abbreviation) Tokyo (東京, Tōkyō)
  3. (abbreviation) Kyoto (京都, Kyōto)

Etymology 2[edit]

(miya, imperial palace) +‎ (ko, place).

Noun[edit]

(hiragana みやこ, rōmaji miyako)

  1. the place where the emperor resides
  2. a city that acts as an economic and political center; capital
  3. metropolis

Etymology 3[edit]

Number[edit]

(けい, kei)

  1. 10,000,000,000,000,000, 1016, (US) ten quadrillion, (UK) ten thousand billion

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gyeong) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer kyŏng, Yale kyeng)

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Compounds[edit]

See also[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(kinh)

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