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U+555F, 啟
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-555F

[U+555E]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5560]

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Han character[edit]

(radical 66 +7, 11 strokes, cangjie input 竹口人大 (HROK), four-corner 38604, composition)

Usage notes[edit]

This character form is not found in the Kangxi dictionary and is not used in Japan or Korea ( is used instead). However, it is the preferred form in Hong Kong and Taiwan (traditional Chinese script).

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 196, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3821
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1463, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+555F

Chinese[edit]

trad. /
simp.

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
kʰeːʔ
kʰeːʔ
kʰeːʔ
kʰeːʔ
kʰeːʔ, *kʰens
kʰeːʔ
kʰeːʔ

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (29)
Final () (39)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kʰeiX/
Pan
Wuyun
/kʰeiX/
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰɛiX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kʰɛjX/
Li
Rong
/kʰeiX/
Wang
Li
/kʰieiX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kʰieiX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ khejX ›
Old
Chinese
/*kʰˤijʔ/
English open (v.)

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 10129
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kʰeːʔ/
Notes

Definitions[edit]

  1. to open
  2. to enlighten; to educate; to inspire
  3. to start; to begin; to commerce
  4. to inform; to state; to explain
  5. note; short letter
  6. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gye) (hangeul , revised gye, McCune-Reischauer kye)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khải, khơi, khui)

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