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Information about character(s)

Radical:
Radical Strokes: 4
Additional Strokes: 8
Total Strokes: 12

Pronunciation

Pinyin: qǐ
Cantonese: kai2
JapaneseKun: TEGATA
JapaneseOn: KEI KEN
Korean: KYEY

Dictionary definitions

Unicode: tally or wooden pass

CE-Dict: tally for going through a pass

說文解字 - Shuowen: 《木部》棨 傳,信也。从木,啟省聲。

康熙字典文字版 【辰集中】【木字部】 棨
【唐韻】【韻會】康禮切【集韻】遣禮切【正韻】祛禮切,𠀤音啓。【說文】傳信也。【韻會】形如戟,有旛,書之,吏執爲信。【後漢·竇武傳】取棨信,閉諸禁門。【前漢·文帝紀註】棨者,刻木爲合符也。 又【玉篇】兵攔也。【前漢·匈奴傳】有衣之戟曰棨。【師古曰】以赤黑繒爲之。【崔豹·古今註】棨戟,殳之遺象也。前驅之器,以木爲之。後世以赤油韜之,謂之油戟,亦謂之棨戟,王公以下通用之以前驅。