Last modified on 27 January 2015, at 12:20

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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic  – water overflowing. Note that 曼 means “vast, extended”, so connotations of “too much water, overflow”.

Han characterEdit

(radical 85 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 水日田水 (EAWE), four-corner 36147, composition)

  1. overflow, spread all over, paste, separate, blemish
  2. free, unrestrained, vast, vague

Related charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 646, character 32
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 18166
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1056, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1721, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+6F2B

ChineseEdit

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simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (漫), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 桓
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 莫半切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/muɑnH/ /muɑnH/ /muɑnH/ /mʷɑnH/ /mwanH/ /muɑnH/ /muɑnH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
màn ‹ manH › /*mˤa[n]-s/ wide, limitless

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8748 3 /*moːns/

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KanjiEdit

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(man) (hangeul , revised man, McCune-Reischauer man, Yale man)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

漫 (man, mặn, mẳn, mạn, mớn, máng, mằn)

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