Last modified on 10 July 2014, at 13:55
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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Alternative formsEdit

The form of this character differs slightly between China and Japan:

in China: ,
in Japan:

That is, in China the bottom is roughly (strokes T-junction), while in Japan the bottom is (strokes cross).

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (nose) + phonetic .

Han characterEdit

(radical 209 +0, 14 strokes, cangjie input 竹山田一中 (HUWML), four-corner 26446)

  1. nose
  2. first
  3. KangXi radical 209

Usage notesEdit

has lost its sense as “nose” (now means “self”), and 鼻 is now used to mean “nose”.

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1530, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48498
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2066, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4779, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9F3B

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 並 (3)
Final: 脂
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 毗至切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/biɪH/ /bʱiH/ /biH/ /biH/ /biH/ /biH/ /bjɪH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ bjijH › /*Cə.bit-s {*Cə.bi[t]-s}/ smell (v.t.)
‹ bjijH › /*m-bit-s {*m-[b]i[t]-s}/ nose
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
612 1 /*blids/

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. nose

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana はな, romaji hana)

  1. a nose

EtymologyEdit

From pointing to ones nose to refer to oneself.

PronounEdit

(hiragana はな, romaji hana)

  1. first-person personal male pronoun; I, me

Derived termsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(bi) (hangeul , revised bi, McCune-Reischauer pi, Yale pi)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tị)

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