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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
几-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
几-silk.svg 几-bigseal.svg 几-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形): a desk or table.

Han character[edit]

(radical 16 +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 竹弓 (HN), four-corner 77210)

  1. small table
  2. (simplified form of )
  3. how many? how much?
  4. a few, some

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 133, character 57
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1737
  • Dae Jaweon: page 299, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 275, character 19
  • Unihan data for U+51E0

Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

simp. and trad.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (25)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/d͡ʑɨo/ /ʑi̯u/ /ʑio/ /d͡ʑio/ /d͡ʑuə̆/ /ʑĭu/ /d͡ʑio/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (28)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kiɪX/ /kiX/ /kiX/ /kiX/ /kiX/ /kiX/ /kjɪX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ kijX › /*C.kr[ə]jʔ/ stool

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
5760 1 /*krilʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. small table
      ―  chá  ―  tea table

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

Etymology 3[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Etymology 4[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is an ancient form of .)

Etymology 5[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 𠘧.
(This character, , is a variant form of 𠘧.)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gwe) (hangeul , revised gwe, McCune-Reischauer kwe)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(kỉ)

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