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U+5223, 刣
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5223

[U+5222]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5224]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 18, +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 戈口中弓 (IRLN), composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 138, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1922
  • Dae Jaweon: page 311, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 332, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+5223

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

simp. and trad.
alternative forms 𠛀

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. to pare; to scrape

Etymology 2[edit]

simp. and trad.
alternative forms

Often considered a substrate word. Compare (Deng, 1994):

Norman (1979) suggests that this derives from (MC ɖɨ, “to regulate; to clean (fish)”) instead. This usage is still used in some Mandarin dialects (usually meaning “to clean (fish)”) and Hakka chhṳ̀ (“to slaughter (livestock)”), often written as .

Alternatively, some have suggested that (MC jiɪ, “to be level; to pacify; to kill”) is the original character.

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. (Min) to slaughter (an animal)
    / [Min Nan]  ―  thâi ti [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  to slaughter a pig
  2. (Fuzhou Min Dong, Min Nan, Puxian Min) to kill (a person)
    [Min Nan]  ―  thâi-sí [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  to kill
  3. (Min Dong, Min Nan) to cut open
    西瓜 [Min Nan]  ―  thâi si-koe [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  to cut a watermelon
  4. (Hokkien) to cut; to gash
  5. (Hokkien) to fight a battle; to go to war
  6. (Hokkien) to delete; to remove; to cross out
  7. (Taiwanese Hokkien) to beat down the price; to haggle
Synonyms[edit]

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