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U+5700, 圀
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5700

[U+56FF]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5701]
See also: and

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

One of the Chinese characters created by Empress Wu to demonstrate her power. She was said to have disliked how the traditional form contained 或, which she interpreted as meaning "mislead" (see ). In this form, this character consists of (four, also acting as the enclosure) and 方 (direction).

Han character[edit]

(radical 31 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 田金卜尸 (WCYS), composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 218, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4759
  • Dae Jaweon: page 446, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 718, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5700

Chinese[edit]

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

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. country

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kanji in this term
くに
Hyōgaiji
kun'yomi

(hiragana くに, rōmaji kuni)

  1. Alternative form of : country

Usage notes[edit]

This is considered to be an ancient form and not used in modern Japanese, and therefore, is is used in personal names.


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(guk) (hangeul , revised guk, McCune-Reischauer kuk)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hữu)

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