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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
皮-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a hand stripping the fur from an animal pelt (similar to ). Pelt moved to top left and became abstracted.

皮 皮 皮
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 107 +0, 5 strokes, cangjie input 木竹水 (DHE), four-corner 40247)

  1. skin, hide, fur, leather
  2. outer
  3. The SI unit prefix pico
  4. bark
  5. pericarp
  6. cortex
  7. epidermis

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 790, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 22823
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1205, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2753, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+76AE

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping pei4, Yale pei4)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ phî, Guangdong p'i2; p'i2, p'i5 [Meixian], p'i2, ts'ak7 [Dongguan], Hagfa Pinyim pi2)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kapa → kaɸa → kawa.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かわ, historical hiragana かは, romaji kawa)

  1. skin
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 2 page 33)
      皮 釋名云、皮. 音疲、加波

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(pi) (hangeul , revised pi, McCune-Reischauer p'i, Yale phi)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (pi2), Wade-Giles p'i2)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bhyɛ)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA phî (phi5), phuê (phue5), phê (phe5), pî (pi5))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, bề, vừa, bầy, bìa, vào)