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Stroke order
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Etymology

Pictogram (象形): a mouth over a bowl of rice on a stand. Lower part (bowl of rice on a stand) cognate to , not . [1]

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

Han character

(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

References

  • 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

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale sik6)


Japanese

Kanji

(grade 2 kanji)

Readings

Compounds

Noun

(hiragana しょく, romaji shoku)

  1. a meal
  2. foodstuff
  3. an eclipse

Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

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

Mandarin

Hanzi

(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)


Vietnamese

Han character

(thực, tự)


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