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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  ‎(altar) + phonetic  ‎(OC *pliɡ) – arcane, secret rituals.

Han character[edit]

(radical 113 +5, 10 strokes, cangjie input 戈火心竹 (IFPH), four-corner 33200)

  1. mysterious, secret, abstruse

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 841, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 24663
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1259, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2394, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+7955

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (1)
Final: (17)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: Chongniu III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: bì
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/pɣiɪH/ /pɯiH/ /piɪH/ /pjiH/ /pjiH/ /piH/ /piH/

Definitions[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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