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day; sky; heaven Tianjin; ferry
simp. and trad.
(天津)
Literally: “sky ford”.
 
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EtymologyEdit

Tianjin
Disputed. The most common interpretion is that it was bestowed by the Yongle Emperor of the Ming, who crossed Tianjin's Gu River on his way south to overthrow his nephew the Jianwen Emperor, thereby calling it 天子津渡 (“The Emperor's Ford”).

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (6) (13)
Final () (85) (43)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () IV III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/tʰen/ /t͡siɪn/
Pan
Wuyun
/tʰen/ /t͡sin/
Shao
Rongfen
/tʰɛn/ /t͡sjen/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/tʰɛn/ /t͡sin/
Li
Rong
/tʰen/ /t͡siĕn/
Wang
Li
/tʰien/ /t͡sĭĕn/
Bernard
Karlgren
/tʰien/ /t͡si̯ĕn/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
tiān jīn
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
tiān xiān jīn
Middle
Chinese
‹ then › ‹ xen › ‹ tsin ›
Old
Chinese
/*l̥ˤi[n]/ /*l̥ˤi[n]/ (W dialect: l̥ˤ- > Hàn-time *xˤ- > MC x-) /*[ts]i[n]/
English heaven heaven ford (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
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 12387 6725
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*qʰl'iːn/ /*ʔslin/

Proper nounEdit

天津

  1. () Tianjin (a direct-controlled municipality in northern China)
  2. the Milky Way
  3. Short for 天津橋天津桥.
  4. (Chinese astronomy) Celestial Ford (Galaxy's ferry, a bridge across the Milky Way; an asterism within the Girl constellation)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1
しん
Grade: S
on’yomi

Proper nounEdit

天津 (hiragana てんしん, rōmaji Tenshin)

  1. Tianjin, a large city in northern China

Derived termsEdit