竊竊

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Chinese[edit]

steal; secretly; personally steal; secretly; personally
trad. (竊竊)
simp. (窃窃)
variant forms 切切

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
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
qiè
Middle
Chinese
‹ tshet ›
Old
Chinese
/*[tsʰ]ˁet/
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/

Adjective[edit]

竊竊

  1. (literary, ideophonic, archaic) with careful discrimination; observing clearly
  2. (ideophonic) talking in a low voice; whispering; in whispers

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

竊竊

  1. secretly; privately; covertly; behind one's back