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U+7540, 畀
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-7540

[U+753F]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+7541]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 102 +3, 8 strokes, cangjie input 田一中 (WML), four-corner 60221, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 759, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 21748
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1169, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2530, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+7540

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
alt. forms colloquial Cantonese

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-bəj-n/k (to give). Cognate with Tibetan སྦྱིན (sbyin, to give, to bestow) and Burmese ပေး (pe:, to give).

Pronunciation[edit]


Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (1)
Final () (15)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/piɪH/
Pan
Wuyun
/piH/
Shao
Rongfen
/pjɪH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/piH/
Li
Rong
/piH/
Wang
Li
/piH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/piH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ pjijH ›
Old
Chinese
/*pi[t]-s/
English give

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. 606
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*pids/

Definitions[edit]

  1. (literary or Cantonese or Wu) to give
    [MSC, trad.]
    [MSC, simp.]
    Wáng bēng, zhōu rén jiāng Guó Gōng zhèng. [Pinyin]
    The king (of Zhou) died. Zhou people will give Duke of Guo power.
  2. (Cantonese) to pay for
    畀錢
  3. (Cantonese or Wu) for
    原先 [Cantonese, trad.]
    原先 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Jyun4 sin1 hai6 bei2 nei5 sik6 ge3. [Jyutping]
    It was originally for you to eat.
    原來 [Wu, trad.]
    原来 [Wu, simp.]
    It was originally for you to eat.
  4. (Cantonese or Wu) to allow (someone or something to do something)
  5. (Cantonese or Wu) to allow (an event to happen)
  6. (Cantonese or Wu) to
    / [Cantonese]  ―  gong2 bei2 nei5 zi1 [Jyutping]  ―  to tell you
    / [Wu]  ―  to tell you

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of (“to give”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing
Taiwan
Tianjin
Jinan
Xi'an
Wuhan 把得
Chengdu
Yangzhou
Hefei
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Taishan
Yangjiang
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian
Miaoli (N. Sixian)
Liudui (S. Sixian)
Hsinchu (Hailu)
Dongshi (Dabu)
Zhuolan (Raoping)
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Jin Taiyuan
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou
Min Nan Xiamen
Quanzhou
Zhangzhou
Taipei
Kaohsiung
Tainan
Taichung
Hsinchu
Lukang
Sanxia
Yilan
Kinmen
Magong
Chaozhou
Wu Shanghai
Suzhou
Wenzhou
Xiang Changsha

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. to give

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bi) (hangeul , revised bi, McCune-Reischauer pi, Yale pi)

  1. to give