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See also:
U+6613, 易
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6613

[U+6612]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+6614]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 72, +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 日心竹竹 (APHH), four-corner 60227, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 492, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13814
  • Dae Jaweon: page 854, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1494, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6613

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Chu Slip and silk script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
易-oracle.svg 易-bronze.svg 易-silk.svg 易-seal.svg 易-bigseal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*sleːɡs
*sleɡs
*ɦljeʔ
*leːɡs, *leɡ
*leɡs
*sljeɡ
*hljeɡ
*hljeɡ
*leɡ
*leɡ
*leɡ
*l̥ʰeːɡ
*l̥ʰeːɡ
*tʰeːɡ
*l̥ʰeːɡ
*sleːɡ
*sleːɡ
*sleːɡ

Oracle bone and bronze inscriptions: original form of (OC *sleːɡs, “to confer, to bestow”); specialised from (OC *qleɡ, “to benefit”).

Shuowen: pictogram (象形), original form of (OC *leɡ, “lizard”).

Etymology 1[edit]

simp. and trad.

From (OC *lal, “to change; to alter”) + k-extension (Schuessler, 2007).

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Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • e̍k/ia̍k - literary;
  • ia̍h - colloquial (only as a surname or when referring to 易經).
Note:
  • êg8 - literary;
  • iah8 - colloquial (only as a surname or when referring to 易經).
  • Wu

  • Rime
    Character
    Reading # 2/2
    Initial () (36)
    Final () (123)
    Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () III
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /jiᴇk̚/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /jiɛk̚/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /iæk̚/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /jiajk̚/
    Li
    Rong
    /iɛk̚/
    Wang
    Li
    /jĭɛk̚/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /i̯ɛk̚/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 2/2
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ yek ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*lek/
    English change; exchange

    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 # 2/2
    No. 15034
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    0
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*leɡ/
    Notes

    Definitions[edit]

    1. to exchange; to interchange
    2. to change; to alter; to modify
    3. Short for 易經易经 (Yìjīng, “I Ching”).
    4. A surname​.

    Etymology 2[edit]

    simp. and trad.

    From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *lwa(ː)j (easy). Cognate with Burmese လွယ် (lwai, easy).

    Pronunciation[edit]


    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/2
    Initial () (36)
    Final () (11)
    Tone (調) Departing (H)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () III
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /jiᴇH/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /jiɛH/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /jɛH/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /jiə̆H/
    Li
    Rong
    /ieH/
    Wang
    Li
    /jǐeH/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /ie̯H/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/2
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ yeH ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*lek-s/
    English easy

    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 # 1/2
    No. 15029
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    0
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*leːɡs/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. easy; simple; not difficult
    2. gentle; kind
    3. effortless; prone to
    4. easily; effortlessly

    Etymology 3[edit]

    simp. and trad.
    variant forms
    EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.

    Pronunciation[edit]


    Definitions[edit]

    1. (Min) easy; not difficult

    Compounds[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

    Readings[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    (hiragana えき, rōmaji eki)

    1. divination
    2. fortune-telling

    Synonyms[edit]


    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (yeok, i) (hangeul , , revised yeok, i, McCune–Reischauer yŏk, i, Yale yek, i)

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    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (dịch, dể, dễ, di, diệc, dẻ, dẹ, dị, dịu, rẻ, rể)

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