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U+723A, 爺
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-723A

[U+7239]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+723B]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(Kangxi radical 88, +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 金大尸十中 (CKSJL), four-corner 80127, composition )

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kangxi Dictionary: page 690, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19734
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1103, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 3, page 2040, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+723A

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.
alternative forms
𤕓
𨈺
👴 Mainland Internet slang

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲形声, OC *laː): semantic (father) + phonetic (OC *laː).

Etymology[edit]

Vovin and McCraw (2011) compare it to Old Turkic [script needed] (uya, relative).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • ia2 - vernacular (“father”);
  • ie2 - literary (“grandfather”).

Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 14762
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*laː/
Notes

Definitions[edit]

  1. (literary, dialectal or in compounds) father
      ―  niáng  ―  father and mother
    兩仔两仔 [Cantonese]  ―  loeng5 zai2 je4 [Jyutping]  ―  father and son
  2. grandfather
  3. (polite) grandpa; sir (term of address for an elderly man)
  4. (archaic, honorific) sir (term of address for a rich or influential man)
  5. (honorific) term of address for gods and the Buddha
  6. (colloquial, derogatory or familiar, Northern China, male) I; me

Synonyms[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Kanji in this term
じじい
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi
Kanji in this term
じじ
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi
Kanji in this term
じい
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. old man
  2. grandfather

Readings[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(じい) (ぢい (dii)?

  1. a grandfather
    (じい)さん
    (o) jī-san
    grandfather
    (じい)ちゃん
    (o) jī-chan
    grandpa; granddad

(じい) or (じじ) or (じじい) ( or jiji or jijīぢい (dii) or ぢぢ (didi)?

  1. an old man; a geezer; a gramps
    (じい)ちゃん
    (o) jī-chan
    mister
    • 1990 June 25 [1990 February 17], George Morikawa, “Round(ラウンド) (ファイブ) 1965(せんきゅうひゃく
      ろくじゅうこ
      )
      (ねん)のアッパーカット
      ”, in はじめの(いっ)() THE() FIGHTING(ファイティング)!, 3rd edition, volume 1 (fiction), Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN, page 131:
      バカヤロオ 会長(じじい)(とし) (かんが)えろ (しん)(ぞう)()まっちまうだろうが‼
      Bakayarō jijī no toshi kangaero shinzō tomatchimau darō ga‼
      You idiot!! Think about gramps’s age!! His heart coulda stopped!!
      うわぁ すいません
      Uwā suimasen
      Oww! I’m sorry!

See also[edit]

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eumhun 아비 (abi ya))

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

: Hán Nôm readings: gia

  1. chữ Hán form of gia.