See also: べん

Japanese edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Classical Japanese せん (sen), from はせん (wa sen), with merged with the preceding syllable or becoming , giving やへん (yahen). In turn, はせん is a composition of (wa, topic marker or emphasis marker), (se, to do, irrealis stem) and (n, not).

The consonantal shift /s/ to /h/ is also seen in other words in Kansai, e.g. さん (san) to Kansai はん (han).

Suffix edit

へん (-hen

  1. (Kansai) negates verbs in non-past tense
Usage notes edit
  • This word is morphologically an inflectional suffix. It is classified as 助動詞 (jodōshi, auxiliary verb) in traditional Japanese grammar.

Etymology 2 edit

Counter edit

へん (-hen

  1. , : volume of a printed work
  2. : times

Noun edit

へん (hen

  1. : strange, (musical notes) flat
  2. : compilation, knit, plait, braid, twist, editing, completed poem, part of a book
  3. : side, edge
  4. : a type of Chinese radical, left half
  5. , : compilation, volume
  6. : piece, flake