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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (meat) +  (hand) +  (altar, ceremony) – the hand offers a piece of meat at the altar during a ceremony.

Note that the top is not . The left part is ⺼ twisted to the left (compare , ). The right part (which looks like 又 without the tail to the left) actually a simplified form of hand, which was written originally like (three fingers on the arm), with the tail tilted to the right and the leftmost fingers disappearing).

In Japanese handwriting, the diagonals of the upper right component cross: the short upper-right to lower-left stroke crosses the long upper-left to lower-right stroke, rather than abutting there.

Han character[edit]

(radical 113 +6, 11 strokes, cangjie input 月人一一火 (BOMMF), four-corner 27901)

  1. make offerings to, sacrifice to, worship
  2. ceremonial

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 843, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 24700
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1263, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2397, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+796D

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping zai3, Yale jai3)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(je, chae) (hangeul [[, ]], revised je, chae, McCune-Reischauer che, ch'ae, Yale cey, chay)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (ji4), Wade-Giles chi4)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ chè (che3), TLPA tsè (tse3))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tế)