See also:

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Chicken egg 2009-06-04.jpg

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (snake, insect)

疋 is a corruption of the original phonetic .

Han characterEdit

(radical 142 +5, 11 strokes, cangjie input 弓人中一戈 (NOLMI), four-corner 17136)

  1. egg, eggs
  2. term of abuse
  3. dam

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1081, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32977
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1549, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2845, character 18
  • Unihan data for U+86CB

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale daan2)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. an egg
  2. a barbarian

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(dan) (hangeul [[]], revised dan, McCune-Reischauer tan, Yale tan)


MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin dàn (dan4), Wade-Giles tan4)

Derived termsEdit

  • 白蛋白 (báidànbái, albumin)
  • 蛋黄酱 (dànhuángjiàng, mayonnaise)
  • 蛋撻, 蛋塔 (custard tart)

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(đản)

Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 14:40