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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
0 strokes
Stroke order
气-order.gif

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
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*kʰɯːds, *qʰɯds
*qʰrɯl
*kɯl, *ɡɯl, *kuːls
*kʰɯds
*kʰɯds, *qʰɯds
*kʰɯds
*qʰɯds
*qʰɯds
*qʰɯds
*qʰɯds
*qʰɯds
*qʰɯds

Pictogram (象形)

A pictogram of an air flow. The glyph of 气 and comes from the same ancient form.

It also has simplified Chinese usage.

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]

References[edit]

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

Chinese[edit]

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 a variant form of .)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. spirit
  2. air
  3. 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 .

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

: Hán Việt readings: khí

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References[edit]