Last modified on 27 January 2014, at 08:35
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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Japanese stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (bamboo, books) +  (table) – (official) books on a table.

Current form resembles the unrelated .

Han characterEdit

(radical 12 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 廿月金 (TBC), four-corner 55801)

  1. law, canon
  2. documentation
  3. classic, scripture

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 128, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1474
  • Dae Jaweon: page 286, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 247, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5178

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale din2)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana てん, romaji ten)

  1. ceremony
    • 華燭
      かしょくのてん
      kashoku no ten
      wedding ceremony
  2. rule

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(jeon) (hangeul , revised jeon, McCune-Reischauer chŏn)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin diǎn (dian3), Wade-Giles tien3)

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CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*děn)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(điển, đến, điếng)

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