ChineseEdit

man; person; people
 
goblin; witch; devil
goblin; witch; devil; bewitching; enchanting; monster; phantom
simp. and trad.
(人妖)
anagram 妖人

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (38) (34)
Final () (43) (92)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III Chongniu III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ȵiɪn/ /ʔˠiᴇu/
Pan
Wuyun
/ȵin/ /ʔᵚiɛu/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȵʑjen/ /ʔiæu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ȵin/ /ʔiaw/
Li
Rong
/ȵiĕn/ /ʔjɛu/
Wang
Li
/ȵʑĭĕn/ /ĭɛu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȵʑi̯ĕn/ /ʔi̯ɛu/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
rén yāo
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
rén
Middle
Chinese
‹ nyin ›
Old
Chinese
/*ni[ŋ]/
English (other) person

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
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 10800 14627
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*njin/ /*qrow/

NounEdit

人妖

  1. (archaic) devil in human form; evil genius
    alt. forms: 人祅
  2. (figurative) bad person
  3. freak (a person with abnormal sexual proclivities)
  4. person fond of fancy dress and excessive make-up
  5. (derogatory, offensive) tranny (a transsexual, transgender, or transvestite person, usually a trans woman)