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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *keː): phonetic  ‎(OC *ɡeː) + semantic  ‎(bird)

Han character[edit]

(radical 172 +10, 18 strokes, cangjie input 月大人土 (BKOG), four-corner 20414, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1369, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42124
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1875, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4105, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+96DE

Chinese[edit]

trad. /
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (28)
Final () (39)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kei/
Pan
Wuyun
/kei/
Shao
Rongfen
/kɛi/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kɛj/
Li
Rong
/kei/
Wang
Li
/kiei/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kiei/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ kej ›
Old
Chinese
/*kˤe/
English fowl, chicken

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. 13357
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*keː/

Definitions[edit]

  1. chicken; fowl; poultry
    雞肉鸡肉 (jīròu, “chicken (meat)”)
    雞蛋鸡蛋 (jīdàn, “chicken egg”)
  2. 10th of the Chinese zodiac animals (rooster)
  3. domestic fowl
  4. (slang) prostitute

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. alternative form for : a chicken (a bird)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gye) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer kye, Yale kyey)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, ke, xuyên)

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