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U+533B, 医
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-533B

[U+533A]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+533C]
See also:

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
医-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Small seal script
医-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*qiː
*qiː, *qiːs
*qiː
*qiː
*qiː, *qiːs
*qiːs
*qiːs
*qiːs
*qiːs
*qiːs
*ɢʷis
*qɯ
*qɯ
*qiːɡ

Ideogrammic compound (會意): (bag, container) + (arrow) – an arrow (矢) in a chest, indicating one of the early practices of doctors which was to pull the arrows out of wounded soldiers’ chests.

Also Simplified from (elimination of and ). Compare from .

Han character[edit]

(radical 23 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 尸人大 (SOK), composition)

  1. cure, heal
  2. doctor
  3. medical

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. A tool for storing a bow and crossbow.

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. doctor
  2. medicine, the healing arts

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
on'yomi

From Sinitic.

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana , romaji i)

  1. medicine (vocation), healing, doctor, cure

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ye, ui) (hangeul , , revised ye, ui, McCune-Reischauer ye, ŭi)

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