See also:

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
平-bw.png

EtymologyEdit

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

Han characterEdit

(radical 51 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 一火十 (MFJ), four-corner 10409, composition)

  1. flat, level, even
  2. peace, peaceful
  3. pacification, pacified territory (used in place names of conquered lands)
  4. A family name, number 95 of the Baijiaxing
  5. A given name

Usage notesEdit

The two dots 丷 formerly appeared inverted like 八. However, computer encodings of Chinese do not distinguish the two forms separately.

Derived charactersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 339, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9167
  • Dae Jaweon: page 646, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 407, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5E73

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping peng4, ping4, Yale peng4, ping4)

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Jyutping peng4)

  1. cheap

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana たいら, romaji Taira)

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(pyeong, pyeon) (hangeul [[, ]], revised pyeong, pyeon, McCune-Reischauer p'yŏng, p'yŏn)

  1. (평평하다, pyeongpyeong-hada) to be flat, level, plane

Derived termsEdit


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin bīng (bing1), píng (ping2), Píng (Ping2), Wade-Giles ping1, p'ing2, P'ing2)

CompoundsEdit

  • 平伸
  • 平生
  • 平声
  • 平时
  • 平实
  • 平世
  • 平视
  • 平手, 平手儿
  • 平顺
  • 平素
  • 平台
  • 平摊
  • 平坦
  • 平添
  • 平头
  • 平头百姓
  • 平头正脸, 平头正脸儿
  • 平妥
  • 平纹
  • 平稳
  • 平屋
  • 平昔
  • 平息
  • 平晓
  • 平心而论
  • 平心静气
  • 平信
  • 平行
  • 平行四边形
  • 平行线
  • 平行作业
  • 平阳
  • 平野
  • 平移
  • 平议
  • 平抑
  • 平易
  • 平易近人
  • 平庸
  • 平邮
  • 平鱼
  • 平原
  • 平月
  • 平匀
  • 平允
  • 平仄
  • 平展
  • 平展展, 平展展的
  • 平整
  • 平正
  • 平治
  • 平装
  • 平足
  • 平假名

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*bhiæng)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA pîng (ping5), pênn (penn5), pînn (pinn5), piânn (piann5))

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(bình, bằng, bường, biền)

CompoundsEdit

ReadingsEdit

  • Nôm: bình, bằng, bường

ReferencesEdit

  • Thiều Chửu: Hán Việt Tự Điển, Hà Nội, 1942
  • Trần Văn Chánh: Từ Điển Hán Việt NXB Trẻ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999
  • Vũ Văn Kính: Đại Tự Điển Chữ Nôm, NXB Văn Nghệ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999
  • Nom Foundation
Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 09:44