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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (food, rice) +  (person) – a person eating rice, feeding.

Also Phono-semantic compound (形聲), with 食 acting as phonetic.

Han character[edit]

(radical 184 +2, 11 strokes, cangjie input 人戈人 (OIO))

  1. to feed
  2. provisions

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1416, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 44025
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1940, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4441, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+98E4

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (si4), Wade-Giles ssu4)