Last modified on 15 November 2014, at 18:22

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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
耳-bw.png
Japanese stroke order
耳-jbw.png
Stroke order
耳-order.gif

Alternative formsEdit

When part of a compound character, particularly as the left radical, the bottom horizontal stroke may not cross at bottom right. This is a script variant, found for example in Japanese .

EtymologyEdit

Pictogram (象形) – an ear. The opening of the ear becomes the surrounding box 口, the cartilage inside the ear yields the lines 二, while the earlobe becomes the lower right corner 十.

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

Han characterEdit

(radical 128 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 尸十 (SJ), four-corner 10400)

  1. ear
  2. (archaic) merely; only (when placed at the end of a phrase)
  3. handle

Derived charactersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 965, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 28999
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1413, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2783, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8033

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 日 (38)
Final: 之
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 而止切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ȵɨX/ /ȵʑiX/ /ȵiəX/ /ȵɨX/ /ȵɨX/ /ȵʑĭəX/ /ȵʑieX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
ěr ‹ nyiX › /*C.nəәʔ/ ear
ěr ‹ nyiX › /*nəәʔ/ =⽽而已 “that’s all”

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
2783 0 /*njɯʔ/

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana みみ, romaji mimi)

  1. an ear; ears
    がかゆいのです。
    みみがかゆいのです。
    Mimi ga kayui no desu.
    My ear is itchy.
  2. of bread, the crust

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(i)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: i, McCune-Reischauer: i, Yale: i)
  • Name (hangeul): ()
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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nhĩ, nhải, nhãi)

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