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U+8F15, 輕
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8F15

[U+8F14]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8F16]

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Han character[edit]

(radical 159, +7, 14 strokes, cangjie input 十十一女一 (JJMVM), four-corner 51011, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1244, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 38346
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1720, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3534, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+8F15

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.
variant forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Small seal script
輕-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ɡeŋ, *ɡeŋ
*keŋʔ, *ɡeŋ
*kɯns, *keŋs
*kʰeŋ, *kʰeːŋs
*kʰeŋ, *kʰeŋs
*ɡeŋʔ, *keːŋ
*keːŋ, *keːŋs
*keːŋ
*keːŋ
*keːŋʔ
*keːŋʔ
*keːŋs
*keːŋs
*keːŋs
*qʰeːŋ
*ɡeːŋ
*ɡeːŋ, *ɡeːŋʔ
*ɡeːŋʔ, *ɡeːŋs
*ɡeːŋs

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *kʰeŋ, *kʰeŋs): semantic  (carriage) + phonetic  (OC *keːŋ). Explanation of semantic component: light carriage.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • heng1 - vernacular;
  • hing1 - literary.
  • Hakka
  • Note:
    • khiâng - vernacular;
    • khîn - literary.
  • Min Bei
  • Min Dong
  • Min Nan
  • Note:
    • khin - vernacular;
    • kheng - literary;
    • khiaⁿ - vernacular (limited, e.g. 輕薄轻薄 (“physically weak”)).
  • Wu

    • Dialectal data
    Variety Location
    Mandarin Beijing /t͡ɕʰiŋ⁵⁵/
    Harbin /t͡ɕʰiŋ⁴⁴/
    Tianjin /t͡ɕʰiŋ²¹/
    Jinan /t͡ɕʰiŋ²¹³/
    Qingdao /t͡ɕʰiŋ²¹³/
    Zhengzhou /t͡ɕʰiŋ²⁴/
    Xi'an /t͡ɕʰiŋ²¹/
    Xining /t͡ɕʰiə̃⁴⁴/
    Yinchuan /t͡ɕʰiŋ⁴⁴/
    Lanzhou /t͡ɕʰĩn³¹/
    Ürümqi /t͡ɕʰiŋ⁴⁴/
    Wuhan /t͡ɕʰin⁵⁵/
    Chengdu /t͡ɕʰin⁵⁵/
    Guiyang /t͡ɕʰin⁵⁵/
    Kunming /t͡ɕʰĩ⁴⁴/
    Nanjing /t͡ɕʰin³¹/
    Hefei /t͡ɕʰin²¹/
    Jin Taiyuan /t͡ɕʰiəŋ¹¹/
    Pingyao /t͡ɕʰiŋ¹³/
    Hohhot /t͡ɕʰĩŋ³¹/
    Wu Shanghai /t͡ɕʰiŋ⁵³/
    Suzhou /t͡ɕʰin⁵⁵/
    Hangzhou /t͡ɕʰin³³/
    Wenzhou /t͡ɕʰaŋ³³/
    Hui Shexian /t͡ɕʰiʌ̃³¹/
    Tunxi /t͡ɕʰiɛ¹¹/
    Xiang Changsha /t͡ɕʰin³³/
    Xiangtan /t͡ɕʰin³³/
    Gan Nanchang /t͡ɕʰiɑŋ⁴²/
    /t͡ɕʰin⁴²/ ~鬆
    Hakka Meixian /kʰin⁴⁴/ ~視
    /kʰiaŋ⁴⁴/ 重~
    Taoyuan /kʰin²⁴/
    Cantonese Guangzhou /heŋ⁵³/
    /hɛŋ⁵³/
    Nanning /hɛŋ⁵⁵/
    Hong Kong /hiŋ⁵⁵/
    Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /kʰiŋ⁵⁵/
    /kʰin⁵⁵/
    /kʰiã⁵⁵/
    Fuzhou (Min Dong) /kʰiŋ⁴⁴/
    Jian'ou (Min Bei) /kʰiaŋ⁵⁴/
    Shantou (Min Nan) /kʰiŋ³³/
    Haikou (Min Nan) /xin²³/

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/2 2/2
    Initial () (29) (29)
    Final () (121) (121)
    Tone (調) Level (Ø) Departing (H)
    Openness (開合) Open Open
    Division () III III
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /kʰiᴇŋ/ /kʰiᴇŋH/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /kʰiɛŋ/ /kʰiɛŋH/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /kʰiæŋ/ /kʰiæŋH/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /kʰiajŋ/ /kʰiajŋH/
    Li
    Rong
    /kʰiɛŋ/ /kʰiɛŋH/
    Wang
    Li
    /kʰĭɛŋ/ /kʰĭɛŋH/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /kʰi̯ɛŋ/ /kʰi̯ɛŋH/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    qīng qìng
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    qīng
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ khjieng ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*[kʰ]eŋ/ (no palatalization before *-eŋ?)
    English light (≠ heavy)

    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. 6792 6793
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    0 0
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*kʰeŋ/ /*kʰeŋs/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. light (of low weight)
    2. small; little; slight; minor; insignificant
    3. lightweight; portable; convenient to carry or manoeuvre
    4. rash; rattlebrained
    5. frivolous; skittish; giddy
    6. easy; simple; relaxed
    7. humble; meagre; inexpensive
    8. gentle; light; soft
    9. to belittle; to make light of
    10. to lighten; to reduce
    11. to forgive; to pardon
    12. (historical) light carriage
    13. Short for 輕工業轻工业 (qīnggōngyè, “light industry”).
    14. (chemistry) Alternative name for (qīng, “hydrogen”).

    Antonyms[edit]

    • (light): (zhòng)

    Compounds[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Shinjitai

    Kyūjitai

    Kanji[edit]

    (uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

    1. light
    2. easy
    3. simple
    4. gentle

    Readings[edit]


    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (gyeong) (hangeul )

    1. light
    2. easy, simple
    3. gentle

    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (khinh, khỉnh)

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