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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic ; see 𠊊.

Pictogram (象形): a mouth over a bowl of rice on a stand. While the current form is +, the lower part (bowl of rice on a stand) is cognate to , not to or .[1] This is more visible in the form 𠊊.

食 食 食 食
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 184 +0, 9 strokes, cangjie input 人戈日女 (OIAV), four-corner 80732)

  1. eat
  2. meal
  3. food
  4. KangXi radical number 184

See also[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1415, character 29
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 44014
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1939, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4440, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+98DF
  1. ^ "Etymology: 食", URL accessed on 2008-06-16.

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping sik6, zi6, ji6, Yale sik6, ji6, yi6)

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Jyutping sik6, Yale sik6)

  1. to eat
    中國人筷子食飯
    Yale: jung1-gwok3-yan4 hai6 jaa1 faai3-ji2 sik6-faan6 ge3
    Jyutping: zung1-gwok3-jan4 hai6 zaa1 faai3-zi2 sik6-faan6 ge3
    Chinese people use chopsticks to eat with.
    星期日朋友一齊晚飯
    Yale: seung6 sing1-kei4-yat6 ngo5 tung4 di1 pang4-yau5 yat1-chai4 sik6 maan5-faan6
    Jyutping: soeng6 sing1-kei4-jat6 ngo5 tung4 di1 pang4-jau5 jat1-cai4 sik6 maan5-faan6
    Last Sunday, I ate dinner together with my friends.
    Yale: nei5 sik6-jo2 faan6 mei6 aa3
    Jyutping: nei5 sik6-zo2 faan6 mei6 aa3
    Have you eaten yet?

Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ shi̍t, Guangdong shit8, se5 [Meixian], s'it8, sii6 [Hailu], sii5, siit8 [Siyan], sit8 [Bao'an, Dongguan, Hong Kong], s'it8, sii5 [Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim sid6)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unbound apophonic form uke.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana うか, romaji uka)

  1. food
  2. grain

Etymology 2[edit]

uka + i → uke2 → uke. Bound apophonic form uka.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana うけ, romaji uke)

  1. food

Etymology 3[edit]

Cognate with ke.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ke)

  1. food

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji shi)

  1. food

Noun[edit]

(hiragana しょく, romaji shoku)

  1. a meal
  2. foodstuff
  3. an eclipse

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]
Compounds[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

When combining, appears in simplified form , as in , but in isolation is not simplified. Can also appear in alternative form as in .


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(sik)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: sik, McCune-Reischauer: sik, Yale: sik)
  • Name (hangeul): [[]]()

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin shí (shi2), Wade-Giles shih2)

(Pinyin (si4), Wade-Giles si4) (to feed)

(Pinyin (yi4), Wade-Giles i4) (in certain proper names, e.g. 郦食其)


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*jhiək)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ si̍t (sit8), chia̍h (chiah8), TLPA si̍t (sit8), tsia̍h (tsiah8))

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, POJ chia̍h)

  1. to eat

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thực, tự)