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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
Western Zhou Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Bronze inscriptions Chu Slip and silk script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
厶-bronze.svg 厶-silk.svg 厶-seal.svg 厶-bigseal.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 (“self; personal; private; selfish”).
(This character, , is an ancient form of .)

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“certain; particular; I; etc.”).
(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]