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Pictogram (象形): a reptile, like but with a large head.

Originally referred to a type of reptile. The character was later borrowed for a more abstract word and a phonetic added, producing the traditional form . The simplified form removes 隹.

Han character[edit]

(radical 142 +3, 9 strokes, cangjie input 口中一戈 (RLMI), composition)


  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 1077, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32842
  • Dae Jaweon: page 409, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2835, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+867D


For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is the simplified form of .)