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U+968E, 階
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-968E

[U+968D]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+968F]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 170, +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 弓中心心日 (NLPPA), four-corner 71261, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1357, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41755
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1861, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 6, page 4143, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+968E

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.
alternative forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
階-seal.svg 階-bigseal.svg

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *kriːl): semantic + phonetic (OC *kriːl).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (28)
Final () (33)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kˠɛi/
Pan
Wuyun
/kᵚæi/
Shao
Rongfen
/kɐi/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kəɨj/
Li
Rong
/kɛi/
Wang
Li
/kɐi/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kăi/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
jiē
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
jiē
Middle
Chinese
‹ kɛj ›
Old
Chinese
/*kˁrij/
English steps, stairs

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. 6417
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kriːl/

Definitions[edit]

  1. stair; step
    /   ―  jiē  ―  staircase
  2. (figurative) rank; degree; level; seniority; order of precedence
    /   ―  guānjiē  ―  rank of an official
    中文 / 中文  ―  jìnjiē zhōngwén kè  ―  advanced(-level) course in Chinese
  3. (figurative) phase; stage (serially-ordered division of time, level of completion, etc.)
    /   ―  jiēduàn  ―  stage
  4. (music) scale
    五聲音 / 五声音  ―  wǔshēngyīnjiē  ―  pentatonic scale
  5. (mathematics) order; degree (quantity signifying various concepts in mathematics, chiefly integer-valued)
    微分方程 / 微分方程  ―  èrjiē wēifēnfāngchéng  ―  second-order differential equation
    1. (graph theory) the number of vertices in a graph
  6. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic ():
  • Japanese: (かい) (kai)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. storey; story; floor​

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 3
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese (MC kˠɛi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Affix[edit]

(かい) (kai

  1. step; stair; storey
  2. class; rank; level

Counter[edit]

(かい) (-kai

  1. floors, storeys (of a building)
    (わたし)の)オフィスは()(かい)にあります。
    (watashi no) ofisu wa go-kai ni arimasu.
    (My) office is on the fifth floor.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gye) (hangeul , revised gye, McCune–Reischauer kye, Yale kyey)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(giai)

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