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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
原-bronze.svg 原-bigseal.svg 原-seal.svg

Ideogram (指事) – a spring 泉 bursting from a cliff-side 厂: origin.

Current form is graphically  +  + , but this is not the etymology.

Han characterEdit

(radical 27 +8, 10 strokes, cangjie input 一竹日火 (MHAF), four-corner 71296, composition)

SynonymsEdit

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 162, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2973
  • Dae Jaweon: page 368, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 74, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+539F

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions.
Particularly: “Is there/what is the relationship to 元 and 源?”

PronunciationEdit

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

Initial: (31)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋʉɐn/ /ŋi̯wɐn/ /ŋiuɐn/ /ŋʷiɐn/ /ŋuan/ /ŋĭwɐn/ /ŋiuɐn/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yuán ‹ ngjwon › /*N-ɢʷar/ spring, source; origin
yuán ‹ ngjwon › /*N-ɢʷar/ high plain (n.)

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
16186 1 /*ŋʷan/ 金文象泉源,爲源初文

DefinitionsEdit

  1. meadow, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness
  2. source, origin, beginning

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana はら, romaji hara)

  1. meadow, plain, field

Proper nounEdit

‎(hiragana はら, romaji Hara)

  1. A surname​.

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(won) (hangeul , revised won, McCune-Reischauer wŏn)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nguyên, nguyễn)

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