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Translingual[edit]

simpl.
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Etymology[edit]

Simplified from  and  ((left side) → ). First () is in sense of “words”, second () is in sense of “quit”.

In current form,  + .

Han character[edit]

(radical 160 +6, 13 strokes, cangjie input 竹口卜廿十 (HRYTJ))

  1. words, speech, expression, phrase (originally )
  2. dismiss, resign (originally , later confused)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1251, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 38638
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1730, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4037, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+8F9E

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Yale chi4)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. speech

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(sa) (hangeul , revised sa, McCune-Reischauer sa, Yale sa)


Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin (ci2), Wade-Giles tz'u2)

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional )

  1. diction; phraseology
  2. Ci (a form of classical poetry)

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional )

  1. ​ to depart; to take one's leave
  2. to dismiss; to discharge; to fire
  3. to resign; to hand in
  4. to shirk

Compounds[edit]