Chinese

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

Pronunciation 1

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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
Baxter sijH pjang
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

Noun

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四方

  1. (literally) the four directions (north, south, east and west)
  2. (figuratively) everywhere; far and wide
Synonyms
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Derived terms
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Descendants
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Sino-Xenic (四方):
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Proper noun

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四方

  1. The Quad (anti-China alliance comprising of the United States, Japan, Australia and India)

Pronunciation 2

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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
Baxter sijH pjang
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

Adjective

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四方

  1. (attributive) square; cube; cubic
Derived terms
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Japanese

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
ほう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Pronunciation

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Noun

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()(ほう) (shihō

  1. (in) all directions, everywhere

Derived terms

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Korean

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Hanja in this term

Noun

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四方 (sabang) (hangeul 사방)

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