Last modified on 30 July 2014, at 17:13

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Rice was used to make face powder

ReferencesEdit

  • 2005, William McNaughton, Reading & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition, edition 2nd Edition, Tuttle, ISBN 978-0804835091, page 27:

Han characterEdit

(radical 119 +4, 10 strokes, cangjie input 火木金尸竹 (FDCSH), four-corner 98927, composition)

  1. powder, face powder
  2. plaster
  3. rice noodles
  4. bean or sweet potato noodles
  5. starch
  6. pink

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 907, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 26872
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1332, character 33
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3143, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+7C89

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

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

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 文
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 方吻切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pɨunX/ /pi̯uənX/ /piuənX/ /piunX/ /punX/ /pĭuənX/ /piuənX/

DefinitionsEdit

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin fěn)

  1. powder
  2. food made from starch or flour (noodles, vermicelli)
  3. pink
  4. white

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin fěn)

  1. to whitewash

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • (Mandarin) "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-01.

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. powder

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(bun) (hangeul , revised bun, McCune-Reischauer pun, Yale pun)

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Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*biə̌n, pǘn)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(phấn)

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