Last modified on 19 July 2014, at 04:04
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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  (half (cow)) + semantic  (knife) – to cut fine distinctions 刀 (to judge, to discriminate). Phonetic (半) is also a cow cut in half, hence “divide a cow”.

Han characterEdit

(radical 18 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 火手中弓 (FQLN), four-corner 92500, composition)

  1. judge
  2. discriminate
  3. conclude

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 138, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1923
  • Dae Jaweon: page 311, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 331, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+5224

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping pun3, Yale pun3)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana はん, romaji han)

  1. stamp, seal
  2. judgement

SuffixEdit

(hiragana ばん, romaji ban)

  1. size of paper or books

(hiragana はん, romaji han)

  1. size of paper or books

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(pan) (hangeul , revised pan, McCune-Reischauer p'an)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin pàn (pan4), Wade-Giles p'an4)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(phán)

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