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See also:
U+53E1, 叡
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-53E1

[U+53E0]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+53E2]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 29, +14, 16 strokes, cangjie input 卜山水 (YUE), four-corner 27640, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 167, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3214
  • Dae Jaweon: page 379, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 402, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+53E1

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Western Zhou Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Bronze inscriptions Small seal script
叡-bronze.svg 叡-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ɢʷeds
*ɢʷeds
*sɢʷen
*sɢʷen
*sqʰʷins

Definitions[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“shrewd, astute, clever, keen; emperor; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

  • On (unclassified): えい (ei)
  • Kun: かしこい (kashikoi, 叡い)

Compounds[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
えい
Jinmeiyō
kan’on

From Middle Chinese (MC jiuᴇiH).

The 漢音 (kan'on) pronunciation, so likely a later borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Affix[edit]

(hiragana えい, rōmaji ei)

  1. clever; smart; sharp
  2. (prefix) emperor's; imperial

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eum (ye))

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

: Hán Việt readings: duệ (()(nhuế)(thiết))[1]

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References[edit]