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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 52 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 女戈竹戈 (VIHI), four-corner 22253, composition𢆶)

Descendants[edit]

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 342, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9208
  • Dae Jaweon: page 652, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1095, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5E7E

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.
alt. forms
𢆻
𢆼

Glyph origin[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意): 𢆶 ‎(silk threads; little things) +  ‎(to guard against) – watching over the fine details.

Note that the simplified form (OC *krilʔ, “small table”) is also a traditional character on its own.

Pronunciation 1[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 3/4
Initial () (28)
Final () (20)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kɨiX/
Pan
Wuyun
/kɨiX/
Shao
Rongfen
/kiəiX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kɨjX/
Li
Rong
/kiəiX/
Wang
Li
/kĭəiX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ke̯iX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ kjɨjX ›
Old
Chinese
/*kəjʔ/
English few; how many

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 # 2/4
No. 5800
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kɯlʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. how much; how many
    /   ―  wèi?  ―  How many people [e.g. when entering restaurants]?
  2. (of number, time, date) what; which
    • 點鐘 / 点钟  ―  diǎnzhōng le?  ―  What time is it?
    • 今天 / 今天  ―  Jīntiān hào?  ―  What's the date today?
    • /   ―  hào?  ―  What's your number?
  3. a few; some; several
  4. (of numeral amounts) some; something; odd
    • 八十 / 八十  ―  bāshí nián  ―  eighty-something years; eighty-odd years
  5. (Cantonese) quite; rather; really; very; pretty
Synonyms[edit]
  • (how many) 多少 (duōshǎo)
  • (Cantonese: quite) (tǐng)
Descendants[edit]
  • → Thai: กี่ ‎(gìi, how many; how much)

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 2/4
Initial () (28)
Final () (20)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kɨi/
Pan
Wuyun
/kɨi/
Shao
Rongfen
/kiəi/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kɨj/
Li
Rong
/kiəi/
Wang
Li
/kĭəi/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ke̯i/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ kjɨj ›
Old
Chinese
/*kəj/
English small; almost

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 # 1/4
No. 5795
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kɯl/

Definitions[edit]

  1. fine; slight; minute
  2. dangerous
  3. Alternative form of (, “governmental affairs”).
  4. symptom of a trend; omen
  5. almost; nearly

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation 3[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/4
Initial () (30)
Final () (20)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɡɨi/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɡɨi/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɡiəi/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/gɨj/
Li
Rong
/ɡiəi/
Wang
Li
/ɡĭəi/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ge̯i/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 3/4
No. 5804
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɡɯl/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to be near; to reach; to attain; to achieve

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation 4[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. Alternative form of (, “to hope; to look forward to”).
  2. Alternative form of (, “age; year”).

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 幾程 (ikuhodo): how many, how much
  • 幾つ (ikutsu): how old
  • 幾ら (ikura): how many
  • 幾人 (ikunin, ikutari): number of people
  • 幾何 (kika, ikubaku): geometry
  • 幾何学 (kikagaku): geometry (study of)

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana いく, romaji iku)

  1. some, several

Prefix[edit]

‎(hiragana いく, romaji iku-)

  1. how many, how much
    幾箱要 (いくはこい)りますか
    iku hako irimasu ka
    How many boxes do you want?
  2. some, several, having an indefinite number or quantity
    幾千 (いくせん) () (ひと)
    iku sen to iu hito
    Several thousands of people
  3. some, many, having a considerable number
    幾日 (いくにち) ()っていた
    iku nichi mo itte ita
    I was gone for many days

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gi) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer ki)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, kỉ, ki)

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