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- group, class, body, unit
This character is a traditional character in its own right, and as such has the third meaning cited above (‘inferior’, or a related meaning), and is read as ban6 (Cantonese), bèn (Mandarin), bun (Korean), or hon (Japanese). Later, this character has been used as an abbreviation for 體, which it has now replaced in the Simplified Chinese and Japanese shinjitai character sets. Through this usage, the character has adopted the meanings (1 and 2) and readings (Cantonese tai2, Mandarin tǐ and tī, Korean che, Japanese tei and tai, and Vietnamese thể) from 體.
- KangXi: page 98, character 13
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 509
- Dae Jaweon: page 208, character 3
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 130, character 1
- Unihan data for U+4F53
体 (hiragana からだ, romaji karada)
体 (hiragana たい, romaji tai)
体 (grade 2 kanji)
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