Simplified from 來 (从 → 䒑) – fruit hanging on a tree 木, the coming of harvest; alternatively, ear of grain, as in 禾. Meaning of “come” influenced by derived character 麥.
来 (radical 75 木+3, 7 strokes, cangjie input 木廿 (DT), composition ⿻未丷 or ⿻木䒑)
- KangXi: not present, would follow page 513, character 1
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14489
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 21, character 9
- Unihan data for U+6765
|For pronunciation and definitions of 来 – see 來.
(This character, 来, is the simplified form of 來.)
(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji, shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form 來)
- to come
From Middle Chinese 來 (*ləi). Compare modern Mandarin 來／来 (lái).
来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 來, hiragana らい, romaji rai-)
- next, coming (week, year, etc.)
- rainen, raishū
- next year, next week
- Raishū getsuyōbi ni aimashō.
- Let's meet Monday next. / Let's meet this coming Monday.
来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 來, hiragana らい, romaji Rai)
- A surname.
来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 來, hiragana らい, romaji -rai)
- since, in (a span of time)
- San nen-rai are o miteinai.
- I haven't seen that in three years / since three years ago.
From Old Japanese. The verb ku is one of the few monosyllabic verb roots in Japanese. This developed into kuru in modern Japanese.
来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 來, irregular conjugation, hiragana く, romaji ku)
- (obsolete) to approach one's position from a remote location: to come
- Developed into 来る (くる, kuru) in modern Japanese.