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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]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
易-oracle.svg 易-bronze.svg 易-silk.svg 易-bigseal.svg 易-seal.svg

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (36)
Final: (11)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: yì
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/jiᴇH/ /jiɛH/ /jɛH/ /jiə̆H/ /ieH/ /jǐeH/ /ie̯H/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (36)
Final: (123)
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: yì
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/jiᴇk̚/ /jiɛk̚/ /iæk̚/ /jiajk̚/ /iɛk̚/ /jĭɛk̚/ /i̯ɛk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ yeH › /*lek-s/ easy
‹ yek › /*lek/ 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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
15029 0 /*leːɡs/
15034 0 /*leɡ/

Verb[edit]

  1. to change

Adjective[edit]

  1. easy; a breeze
  2. (of an action) easy to do

Prefix[edit]

  1. easily

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana えき, romaji 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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