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U+8354, 荔
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8354

[U+8353]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8355]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 140 +6, 12 strokes, cangjie input 廿大尸尸 (TKSS), four-corner 44227, composition)

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Small seal script
荔-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*reːbs
*reːbs, *rebs
*reːbs, *rebs
*hlams, *hlab
*hlams
*raːb, *raːb
*hlab
*hlab
*hlab
*hlab
*ɦleːb
*ɦleːb
*ɦleːb
*ɦleːb

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *reːbs, *rebs): semantic  + phonetic  (OC *ɦleːb).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • lē/liān - literary;
  • nūi/nāi/lāi/nǎi - vernacular.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (37) (37)
Final () (11) (39)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/liᴇH/ /leiH/
Pan
Wuyun
/liɛH/ /leiH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ljɛH/ /lɛiH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/liə̆H/ /lɛjH/
Li
Rong
/lieH/ /leiH/
Wang
Li
/lǐeH/ /lieiH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/lie̯H/ /lieiH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ lejH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[r]ˤep-s/
English herb whose roots are made into brushes

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 # 1/2 2/2
No. 13776 13777
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*reːbs/ /*rebs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. Iris lactea
  2. Only used in 荔枝 (lìzhī, “lichee”).
  3. Only used in 薜荔 (bìlì).

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(lệ, )

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