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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ideogram (指事) – a spring 泉 bursting from a cliff-side 厂: origin.

Current form is graphically  +  + , but this is not the etymology.

Han characterEdit

(radical 27 +8, 10 strokes, cangjie input 一竹日火 (MHAF), four-corner 71296, composition)

  1. meadow, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness
  2. source, origin, beginning

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 162, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2973
  • Dae Jaweon: page 368, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 74, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+539F

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping jyun4, Yale yun4)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana はら, romaji hara)

  1. meadow, plain, field

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana はら, romaji Hara)

  1. A surname​.

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(won) (hangeul [[]], revised won, McCune-Reischauer wŏn)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin yuán (yuan2), Wade-Giles yüan2)

CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*ngiuæn)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nguyên, nguyễn)

Last modified on 20 April 2014, at 23:45