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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 85 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 水田土 (EWG), four-corner 36114)

  1. nautical mile

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 624, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17485
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1022, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1623, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6D6C

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Yale lei5)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. nautical mile (unit of distance)
  2. knot (unit of speed)

Readings[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

Probably from Middle Chinese . The character does not appear in ancient texts.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana , romaji ri)

  1. a nautical mile: the length of roughly one minute of latitude, 1,852 meters

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
かいり
Jinmeiyō
Irregular

From Middle Chinese compound 海里 ‎(xojX liX, literally sea, ocean + unit of distance). The single-kanji spelling is an example of jukujikun.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana かいり, romaji kairi)

  1. a nautical mile: the length of roughly one minute of latitude, 1,852 meters

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
のっと
Jinmeiyō
Irregular

From English knot ‎(unit of speed). The kanji spelling is an example of jukujikun.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(katakana ノット, romaji notto)

  1. a knot: a nautical unit of speed, one nautical mile per hour
Usage notes[edit]

The katakana spelling ノット is more common in modern Japanese than either kanji spelling of or .

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ri>i) (hangeul >, revised ri>i, McCune-Reischauer ri>i, Yale li>i)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Pinyin (li3), Wade-Giles li3)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, )

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