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U+555A, 啚
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-555A

[U+5559]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+555B]

Translingual[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Note that the component in this character is written 口十回 (China, Vietnam), 口亠回 (Hong Kong, Taiwan), 口丄回 (Japan, Korea). The Kangxi dictionary form of this character resembles the form used in Japan and Korea, as the component is written similar to but with a shorter upward stroke in the Kangxi dictionary.

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 口十田口 (RJWR) or 口卜田口 (RYWR), composition(GV) or ⿳(JK) or ⿱(T))

  1. low, mean
  2. stingy

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 196, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3829
  • Dae Jaweon: page 417, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 638, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+555A

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
啚-oracle.svg 啚-bronze.svg 啚-bigseal.svg 啚-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*prɯʔ, *daː
*daː

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  +  (receive)

Etymology 1[edit]

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

  1. stingy

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bi) (hangeul , revised bi, McCune-Reischauer pi)

  1. low, mean
  2. cheap

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bở, bẽ)

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