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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
支-bw.png
Stroke order
支-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 65 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 十水 (JE), four-corner 40407, composition)

  1. disperse, pay
  2. support
  3. branch

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

  • (graphically similar, appears as variant, as in , )

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 467, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13061
  • Dae Jaweon: page 814, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1327, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+652F

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
支-silk.svg 支-bigseal.svg 支-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形): branches for support.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (23)
Final () (11)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡ɕiᴇ/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡ɕiɛ/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ɕjɛ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ciə̆/
Li
Rong
/t͡ɕie/
Wang
Li
/t͡ɕǐe/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡ɕie̯/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zhī
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
zhī zhī
Middle
Chinese
‹ tsye › ‹ tsye ›
Old
Chinese
/*ke/ /*ke/
English support, hold up branch (of tree), limb

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. 17200
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kje/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to support; to bear; to sustain
  2. to disburse; to pay; to defray
  3. to prop up; to put up
  4. to send away; to put off somebody
  5. branch; offshoot; subdivision

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. little pieces separated; a branch
  2. hands and legs

Readings[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ji) (hangeul , revised ji, McCune-Reischauer chi, Yale ci)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(chi, chề, , chia, giê, xài)

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