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Translingual[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Small seal script
棋-oracle.svg 棋-seal.svg

Han character[edit]

(radical 75 +8, 12 strokes, cangjie input 木廿一金 (DTMC), four-corner 44981, composition)

  1. Go - an ancient game of Chinese origin, played with "stones" (round pieces) on a wooden board; the character alludes to these wooden and stone components. The left side of the character depicts a tree; the right side depicts a stone temple.
  2. chess
  3. any similar strategic board game, especially abstract strategy game.

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 532, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14922
  • Dae Jaweon: page 920, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1224, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+68CB

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]



Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ gi ›
Old
Chinese
/*[ɡ](r)ə/
English chess, board game

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. 9946
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɡɯ/
Notes

Noun[edit]

  1. Chinese chess.
  2. Chess.
  3. (by extension) Any chess-like game or game requiring strategy.
    /   ―  wéi  ―  go

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. token

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gi) (hangeul , revised gi, McCune-Reischauer ki, Yale ki)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(cời, cờ, cơi, , , kỳ)

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