U+506D, 偭
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-506D

[U+506C]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+506E]

Translingual

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Han character

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(Kangxi radical 9, +9, 11 strokes, cangjie input 人一田中 (OMWL), four-corner 21260, composition )

  1. face to
  2. violate

References

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  • Kangxi Dictionary: page 111, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 890
  • Dae Jaweon: page 237, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 188, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+506D

Chinese

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simp. and trad.

Glyph origin

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Historical forms of the character

References:

Mostly from Richard Sears' Chinese Etymology site (authorisation),
which in turn draws data from various collections of ancient forms of Chinese characters, including:

  • Shuowen Jiezi (small seal),
  • Jinwen Bian (bronze inscriptions),
  • Liushutong (Liushutong characters) and
  • Yinxu Jiaguwen Bian (oracle bone script).

Pronunciation

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Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (4) (4)
Final () (77) (77)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Baxter mjienX mjienH
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/miᴇnX/ /miᴇnH/
Pan
Wuyun
/miɛnX/ /miɛnH/
Shao
Rongfen
/mjænX/ /mjænH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mianX/ /mianH/
Li
Rong
/miɛnX/ /miɛnH/
Wang
Li
/mĭɛnX/ /mĭɛnH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mi̯ɛnX/ /mi̯ɛnH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
miǎn miàn
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
min5 min6
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
No. 9096 9099
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*menʔ/ /*mens/

Definitions

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  1. (literary) to face; to be facing
  2. (literary) to violate; to transgress
    時俗工巧規矩改錯 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    时俗工巧规矩改错 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: The Verses of Chu, 4th century BCE – 2nd century CE
    Gù shísú zhī gōngqiǎo xī, miǎn guījǔ ér gǎicuò. [Pinyin]
    Solid the contemporary trend of trickeries: against the norms and substituting misdeeds.

Japanese

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Kanji

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(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. transgress

Readings

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Korean

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Hanja

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(eum (myeon))

  1. face to