See also:

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Ideogram (指事) – a hand counting; compare , , .

寸 寸 寸
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han characterEdit

(radical 41 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 木戈 (DI), four-corner 40300)

  1. An ancient length unit
  2. inch
  3. small, tiny
  4. radical number 41

Derived charactersEdit

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 293, character 32
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7411
  • Dae Jaweon: page 581, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 503, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5BF8

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping cyun3, Yale chyun3)

RomanizationEdit

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Jyutping cyun3, Yale chyun3, traditional and simplified )

  1. (Hong Kong) tsun, a traditional unit of length, legally defined as equal to 0.1 chek () or 0.0371475 metres ()
  2. (slang, North American Cantonese) an inch in Imperial units or US units

See alsoEdit


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ tshùn, Guangdong ts'un5, Hagfa Pinyim cun4)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana すん, romaji sun)

  1. sun (a Japanese length measurement equivalent to 10 bu () or approximately 3.03 cm)

Coordinate termsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(chon)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: chon, McCune-Reischauer: ch'on, Yale: chon)
  • Name (hangeul): 마디 (revised: madi, McCune-Reischauer: madi, Yale: mati)

MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin cùn (cun4), Wade-Giles ts'un4)


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*tsuə̀n)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA tshùn (tshun3)

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(thốn, dón, són, thuỗn, xốn)

Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 17:36