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U+56D7, 囗
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-56D7

[U+56D6]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+56D8]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
囗-order.gif

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (U+2F1E, Kangxi radical)

Han character[edit]

(radical 31, +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 月一 (BM) or XX月一 (XXBM), four-corner 60000, composition)

  1. Kangxi radical #31, .

Usage notes[edit]

This character () is used for enclosures. If a square is used within a character, then the character is (mouth) (U+53E3) instead.

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 216, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4675
  • Dae Jaweon: page 439, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 710, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+56D7

Chinese[edit]

Wikipedia has articles on:

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
囗-oracle.svg 囗-bronze.svg 囗-seal.svg 囗-bigseal.svg

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to surround; to encircle; to corral; all sides; etc.”).
(This character, , is recorded in one or more historical dictionaries as an ancient form of .)

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“country; nation; nation-state; kingdom; capital; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Japanese[edit]

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ja

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. the "country" radical, called  (くに) (がまえ) (kunigamae)

Readings[edit]

As a radical and variant kanji for (country):

As a variant kanji for (to surround/encircle):


Korean[edit]

Korean Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ko

Etymology 1[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eum (guk))

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Etymology 2[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eum (wi))

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

: Hán Việt readings: vi[1][2]

  1. Hán tự form of vi (to enclose; to surround).

References[edit]