Last modified on 13 August 2014, at 17:28
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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Pictogram (象形), looks like man's face, derived from 𦣻.

In Simplified Chinese, was merged with 面.

Han characterEdit

(radical 176 +0, 9 strokes, cangjie input 一田尸中 (MWSL), 一田卜中 (MWYL), four-corner 10600)

  1. face
  2. surface
  3. plane
  4. side, dimension
  5. noodle (only in Simplified Chinese), Traditional

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1383, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42618
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1896, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4398, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9762

ChineseEdit

simpl.
trad. 面/

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 仙
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 彌箭切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/miᴇnH/ /mi̯ɛnH/ /miɛnH/ /miɛnH/ /mianH/ /mĭɛnH/ /mjænH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
miàn ‹ mjienH › /*C.men-s {*C.me[n]-s}/ face
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9098 2 /*mens/

NounEdit

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) face
  2. (Elementary Mandarin) surface
  3. (Elementary Mandarin) aspect

NounEdit

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) noodles
  2. (Elementary Mandarin) wheat flour
CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. mask
  2. face
  3. features
  4. surface

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana おもて, romaji omote) (alternative reading hiragana おも, romaji omo)

  1. face

NounEdit

(hiragana めん, romaji men)

  1. face
  2. surface
  3. mask
  4. page

NounEdit

(hiragana つら, romaji tsura)

  1. face
  2. surface
  3. mask
  4. page

SuffixEdit

(hiragana づら, romaji -zura)

  1. -looking

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(myeon)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: myeon, McCune-Reischauer: myŏn, Yale: myen)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: nat, McCune-Reischauer: nat)
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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(diện, miến)

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