TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (female)

Han characterEdit

(radical 38 +14, 17 strokes, cangjie input 一大女 (MKV), four-corner 71404, composition)

  1. fine, good
  2. calm, tranquil
  3. beauty (used in the word 嬮嬱)

ReferencesEdit


CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping jim1, jim3, Yale yim1, yim3)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin yān (yan1), yàn (yan4), Wade-Giles yen1, yen4)

Usage notesEdit

The "yān" reading is only used with the "fine, good" and "calm, tranquil" definitions. The "yàn" reading is only used with the "beauty" definition.

Last modified on 26 January 2014, at 18:35