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U+53B6, 厶
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-53B6

[U+53B5]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+53B7]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
厶-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 28 +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 女戈 (VI) or X女戈 (XVI), four-corner 20730)

  1. Kangxi radical #28, .

Descendants[edit]

Derived characters[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Similar strokes occur in various Chinese characters, where they often represent a stylized tail, as in (beast) and (demon).

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 163, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3057
  • Dae Jaweon: page 371, character 25
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 383, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+53B6

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
厶-bronze.svg 厶-silk.svg 厶-bigseal.svg 厶-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
sil
sil

Ideogram (指事) – revolving around oneself – original character for (“selfish; private”).

According to Han Feizi, which was referenced in Shuowen:

古者蒼頡 [MSC, trad.]
古者苍颉 [MSC, simp.]
Gǔzhě Cāngxié zhī zuò shū yě, zì huán zhě wèi zhī [Pinyin]
In olden times, when Cangjie invented the system of writing, a self-encircling element was designated as the character for “private”.

Compare (“public”).

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(sa) (hangeul , revised sa, McCune-Reischauer sa)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khư)

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References[edit]