ChineseEdit

four
 
square; quadrilateral; place
square; quadrilateral; place; region; direction; side; method; way; prescription; power; upright; just
simp. and trad.
(四方)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/2
Initial () (16) (1)
Final () (15) (106)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/siɪH/ /pʉɐŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/siH/ /pʷiɐŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/sjɪH/ /piuɑŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/siH/ /puaŋ/
Li
Rong
/siH/ /piuaŋ/
Wang
Li
/siH/ /pĭwaŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/siH/ /piwaŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fāng
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
si3 fong1
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/3
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
fāng
Middle
Chinese
‹ sijH › ‹ pjang ›
Old
Chinese
/*s.li[j]-s/ /*C-paŋ/
English four square

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 1/2
No. 12022 3023
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*hljids/ /*paŋ/
Notes

NounEdit

四方

  1. (literally) the four directions (north, south, east and west)
  2. (figuratively) everywhere; far and wide

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DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (四方):

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AdjectiveEdit

四方

  1. (attributive) square; cube; cubic

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
ほう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

()(ほう) (shihō

  1. (in) all directions, everywhere

Derived termsEdit


KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

四方 (sabang) (hangeul 사방)

  1. Hanja form? of 사방 (in all directions, everywhere).