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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
飛-order.gif
Japanese
stroke order
飛-jorder.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 183 +0, 9 strokes, cangjie input 弓人竹廿人 (NOHTO), four-corner 12413)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1415, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 44000
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1938, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4513, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+98DB

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
飛-oracle.svg 飛-bronze.svg 飛-bigseal.svg 飛-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形): looks like a bird flying upwards.

In modern form, resembles a tasseled (shēng).

Etymology[edit]

Area word:

Cognate with (“appearance of birds flying slowly”), 𦐈 (“fly, soar”), (“spread wings and fly”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (1)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pʉi/ /pwe̯i/ /piuəi/ /pʷɨi/ /puj/ /pĭwəi/ /piuəi/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
fēi ‹ pjɨj › /*Cə.pə[r] (dialect: *-r > *-j)/ fly (v.)

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
3115 1 /*pɯl/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to fly
  2. to move in the sky; to hover, to flutter, to dart
  3. to disappear
  4. fast; rapid; swiftly
  5. very; extremely
  6. groundless; unfounded
  7. unexpected; accidental
  8. flying; suspending

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana , romaji hi)

  • (abbreviation of 飛車, "hisha")
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Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. to fly
  2. rook (as used in Shogi, or Japanese chess)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(bi) (hangeul , revised bi, McCune-Reischauer pi, Yale pi)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phi)

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