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U+5700, 圀
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5700

[U+56FF]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5701]

Translingual[edit]

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 (first edition): volume 1, page 718, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5700

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[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).

Definitions[edit]

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

Japanese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

A variant of based on Zetian character (see above). In modern Japanese, this character is seldomly used, and found in some Japanese names.

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. country

Readings[edit]

Definitions[edit]

Kanji in this term
くに
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi
Kanji in this term
こく
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi
For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
くに2
[noun] a land, a large place
[noun] a country in general, a region
[noun] a country as in a nation, a state
[noun] the office of emperor, the crown; affairs of state
[noun] a province of ancient Japan
[noun] the national government in ancient Japan; the national capital in ancient Japan
[noun] one's birthplace
こく2
[noun] a land, a large place
[noun] a country in general, a region
[noun] a country as in a nation, a state
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above terms.)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

: Hán Nôm readings: quốc, hữu

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