KANJI: KI shiru (chronicle, scribe, account, narrative)

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Character Etymology:

At left, the radical meaning, "words," combined with the radical at right meaning "thread;" thread being used both for its phonetic sound and to express the idea from end to end. Thus, the character means something like, "through verbal account," and of course now also of written accounts.

A Listing of All On-Yomi and Kun-Yomi Readings:

on-yomi: KI
kun-yomi: shiru(su)

Nanori Readings:

Nanori: nori

English Definitions:

  1. KI: account, narrative, history, annals; remembering; writing; the Kojiki.
  2. ki(suru): write down, record, describe; remember.
  3. shiru(su): write down; inscribe; mention, give and account of.
  4. shirushi: record.

Character Index Numbers:

New Nelson: 5563
Henshall: 95

Unicode Encoded Version:

Unicode Encoded Compound Examples:

(kinyuu): entry (in a record)
(kimei): signature.
(nikki): diary, daily journal.

 

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Chron"i*cle (?), n. [OE. cronicle, fr. cronique, OF. cronique, F. chronique, L. chronica, fr. Gr. , neut. pl. of . See Chronic.]

1.

An historical register or account of facts or events disposed in the order of time.

2.

A narrative of events; a history; a record.

3. pl.

The two canonical books of the Old Testament in which immediately follow 2 Kings.

Syn. - Register; record; annals. See History.

 

© Webster 1913.


Chron"i*cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chronicled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Chronicling (?).]

To record in a history or chronicle; to record; to register.

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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