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Character
Unicode name CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-7ACA
Code point U+7ACA
Entity number 竊
Unicode block CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+7AC9] [U+7ACB]

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Small seal script
竊-seal.svg

Ideogram (指事) - many (廿) termites () taking grain () and hiding it in their nest (), hence the definitions "secretly", "stealthily", "to steal". In modern form, 米 looks like because 廿 has become one stroke and merged with 米.

Han character[edit]

(radical 116 +17, 22 strokes, cangjie input 十金竹木月 (JCHDB), four-corner 30927)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 870, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 25713
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1299, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2747, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+7ACA

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (14)
Final () (87)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡sʰet̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡sʰet̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʰɛt̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡sʰɛt̚/
Li
Rong
/t͡sʰet̚/
Wang
Li
/t͡sʰiet̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡sʰiet̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
qie
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
qiè
Middle
Chinese
‹ tshet ›
Old
Chinese
/*[tsʰ]ˤet/
English steal

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. 10472
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*sʰleːd/

Definitions[edit]

  1. secretly, stealthily
  2. steal
  3. thief

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

  1. to steal (“nusumu” reading)
  2. secret; hushed, quietly (“hisoka” reading)

Readings[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Not used in modern Japanese. Superseded by the 新字体 ‎(shinjitai, new form) of .


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(jeol) (hangeul , revised jeol, McCune-Reischauer chŏl, Yale cel)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thiết)

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