Last modified on 13 August 2014, at 06:55

混沌

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Chinese *guːnʔ duːnʔ. The variant 渾淪 (húnlún) suggests that this perhaps came from *guːnʔ l̥uːnʔ ~ guːnʔ ruːnʔ, from **gruːnʔ, from the root *k(V)r- ("to flow > to mix > to be turbid, chaotic"). Compare , (hún, gŭn, hùn, OC *guːn(ʔ), *guːns, "rapidly flowing water; turbidity; confusedness; unclearness; big; whole"), Korean 흐르다 (heureuda, “to flow; to float; to fill”), 흐리다 (heurida, “to be turbid, unclear, indistinct”), 흐릿하다 (heurithada, “to be vague, indistinct”).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

混沌

  1. Hundun, or the unclear, confused and nebulous state of the primordial world
  2. wholeness, inseparability
  3. unclearness, indistinctness, obscurity, vagueness, obfuscation
  4. silliness, stupidity
  5. a mythical creature
  6. (physics) chaos

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (混沌):

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5 Jinmeiyō

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

混沌 (-tari inflection, hiragana こんとん, romaji konton)

  1. chaotic

AdverbEdit

混沌 (hiragana こんとん, romaji konton)

  1. chaotically

NounEdit

混沌 (hiragana こんとん, romaji konton)

  1. chaos