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Modern (Beijing) reading: lì
Preclassic Old Chinese: rǝk
Classic Old Chinese: rǝk
Western Han Chinese: rǝk
Eastern Han Chinese: rǝk
Early Postclassic Chinese: lɨk
Middle Postclassic Chinese: lɨk
Late Postclassic Chinese: lɨk
Middle Chinese: lik
English meaning : sinew; strength, force, power
Russian meaning[s]: 1) сила; энергия; мощь; могущество; 2) способности, данные; возможности; ресурсы; 3) усилия; прилагать усилия, трудиться; усиленно, упорно; энергично, изо всех сил; 4) физическая работа; рабочая сила; чернорабочий; 5) Ли (фамилия)
Comments: In Viet. cf. also an earlier colloquial loan: sú'c 'strength, force'. For *r- cf. Min forms: Xiamen lat8, Chaozhou lak8, Fuzhou lik8, Jianou li8.
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Dialectal data: Dialectal data
Radical: 19
Four-angle index: 4670
Karlgren code: 0928 a-b
Vietnamese reading: lụ'c
Jianchuan Bai: -ɣɨ2
Bijiang Bai: ɣɨ2
Shijing occurrences: 38.2

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