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Some books say that an alternative pronunciation of 其 qí is jī, and the meaning of 其 jī should be "anniversary".
Is that true?

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    以上的問與答 風馬牛不相及

    問題應為 : "期" 讀作 ji1 時 為何意? (當問 "期" 而非"其")

    期 讀作 ji1 時 有以下二種意義

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    一周年。
    論語˙陽貨:「宰我問:『三年之喪,期已久矣。』」
    三國志˙卷二十九˙魏書˙方技傳˙華佗傳:「此病後三期當發,遇良醫乃可濟救。」
    又例:
    1-1 期年 / 期歲 : 一周年。
    戰國策˙齊策一:「期年之後,雖欲言,無可進者。」
    三國演義˙第三十八回:「居喪未及期年,不可動兵。」
    1-2 期月 : 一個月。
    禮記˙中庸:「擇乎中庸,而不能期月守也。」
    宋˙秦醇˙譚意哥傳:「更期月,親已約孫貰殿丞女為姻。」

    2 喪服中期服的簡稱。
    期服 : 古代的喪服。為齊衰一年的喪服。
    期功 : 古代的喪服。
    期,服喪一年。功,又分為大功、小功。大功服喪九個月,小功服喪五個月。
    文選˙李密˙陳情表:「外無期功彊近之親,內無應門五尺之僮。」

    你的書 寫 "其" 又作 "週年" 解的話
    扔掉它吧!

    Yes, when 其 is pronounced "ji", it means the Han ( A Dynasty in Chinese history) people. But it is rarely used.

     

    Yes, another pronunciation of 其 is jī. But nowadays people don't use this pronunciation. 其 jī used to be used for names, the most famous of which was 郦食其(Lì Yìjī ).

    yes, due to Simplification 基 => 其

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