See also: and

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Jade pendants with the phonetic jin below

Han characterEdit

(radical 96 +8, 12 strokes, cangjie input 一土人戈弓 (MGOIN), four-corner 11207, composition)

  1. guqin (Chinese seven-stringed zither, historical and original usage)
  2. piano (modern usage, most commonly used meaning)
  3. zither
  4. string instrument (can apply to zithers or lutes)
  5. musical instrument (for example, 手风琴 [accordion])

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 735, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 21079
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1147, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1119, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+7434

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping kam4, Yale kam4)


JapaneseEdit

Wikipedia

NounEdit

(hiragana こと, romaji koto)

  1. Japanese zither/harp; koto.

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(geum) (hangeul [[]], revised geum, McCune-Reischauer kŭm, Yale kum)

CompoundsEdit


MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin qín)

  1. zither
  2. a stringed instrument

Derived termsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*ghyim)


Min NanEdit

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, POJ khîm (khim5))

  1. zither

DescendantsEdit

  1. ^ Myanmar-English Dictionary (1993, Myanmar Language Commission; republished 1996, Dunwoody Press)

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(cầm)

Last modified on 12 April 2014, at 16:22