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U+6C14, 气
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6C14

[U+6C13]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+6C15]

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified
Stroke order
4 strokes
Stroke order
气-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 84, +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 人一弓 (OMN) or X人一弓 (XOMN), four-corner 80017, composition𠂉)

  1. Kangxi radical #84, .
  2. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №8

Derived characters[edit]

Related characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 599, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17043
  • Dae Jaweon: page 990, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 3, page 2010, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6C14

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Spring and Autumn Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bronze inscriptions Chu Slip and silk script Qin slip script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
气-oracle.svg 气-bronze.svg 气-bronze-spring.svg 气-silk.svg 气-slip.svg 气-seal.svg 气-bigseal.svg

(OC *kʰɯds) is a pictogram (象形) of clouds flowing through the sky. In the oracle bone script, it was represented by three horizontal strokes, expressing the "feeling" of the sky. However, in order to avoid confusion with the number (OC *suːm, *suːms), the current (OC *kʰɯds) was changed to draw a small stroke from top to bottom. The glyph of (OC *kʰɯds, *qʰɯds) and (OC *kʰɯds, *kʰɯd) comes from the same ancient form.

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“air; gas; breath; etc.”).
(This character, , is the simplified and variant form of .)
Notes:

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to beg; to request; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Etymology 3[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“sacrificial victim; gift; etc.”).
(This character, , is an ancient variant form of .)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. steam radical (きがまえ (kigamae))

Readings[edit]

  • Go-on: (ke)
  • Kan-on: (ki)
  • Kun: いき (iki)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This character exists only as a radical in Japanese. The corresponding character is (air; atmosphere; spirit).

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

: Hán Việt readings: khí[1][2]

  1. Hán tự form of khí (steam radical).

References[edit]