Last modified on 4 November 2014, at 21:01

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TranslingualEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (rain) + phonetic , created to separate the sense of "cloud" (the original meaning of ) from a later sense of "speak" or "say" that was added to the character owing to a similarity of sound

Han characterEdit

(radical 173 +4, 12 strokes, cangjie input 一月一一戈 (MBMMI), four-corner 10731, composition)

  1. cloud, clouds
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1372, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42235
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1879, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4058, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+96F2

Etymology 2Edit

A contraction of 雲南 ("Yunnan"), itself a contraction of 雲岭 ("land south of the Yunling Mountains").

Han characterEdit

(radical 173 +4, 12 strokes, cangjie input 一月一一戈 (MBMMI), four-corner 10731, composition)

  1. (abbreviation) Yunnan province in China

ChineseEdit

simpl.
trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 云 (35)
Final: 文
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 王分切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɨun/ /i̯uən/ /ɣiuən/ /ɦiun/ /ɦun/ /ɣĭuən/ /ɣiuən/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yún ‹ hjun › /*[ɢ]ʷəә[n]/ cloud

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
16358 2 /*ɢun/

NounEdit

(traditional, Pinyin yún, simplified )

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) cloud
  2. (abbreviation) Yunnan province in China

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
くも
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

NounEdit

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(hiragana くも, romaji kumo)

  1. a visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air; cloud.

Derived termsEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. cloud

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(un) (hangeul , revised un, McCune-Reischauer un, Yale wun)

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MulamEdit

NounEdit

(kwa3)

  1. cloud

OkinawanEdit

KanjiEdit

(hiragana くむ, romaji kumu)

NounEdit

(hiragana くむ, romaji kumu)

  1. cloud

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(vân, nguyên)

  1. Cloud

YonaguniEdit

KanjiEdit

(hiragana んむ, romaji nmu, mmu)

NounEdit

(hiragana んむ, romaji nmu, mmu)

  1. cloud