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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 70, +2, 6 strokes, cangjie input 卜尸人 (YSO), composition)

Derived charactersEdit

Related charactersEdit

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ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

Glyph originEdit

Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Bronze inscriptions Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Ancient script Small seal script
         

Pictogram (象形) – a flag.

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit


Rime
Character
Reading # 2/2
Initial () (34)
Final () (79)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () Chongniu III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʔˠiᴇnX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʔᵚiɛnX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiænX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʔianX/
Li
Rong
/ʔjɛnX/
Wang
Li
/ĭɛnX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔi̯ɛnX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yǎn
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
yǎn
Middle
Chinese
‹ ʔjonX ›
Old
Chinese
/*qarʔ/
English fluttering streamer

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.

DefinitionsEdit

  1. appearance of flags flying

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“cease, lay off, lay down”).
(This character, , is recorded in one or more historical dictionaries as an ancient form of .)