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ChineseEdit

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(契丹)
 
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EtymologyEdit

A Middle Chinese transcription of Khitan Khita(n).

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/3 2/3 3/3 1/1
Initial () (29) (29) (29) (5)
Final () (39) (58) (87) (61)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Checked (Ø) Checked (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open Open Open
Division () IV III IV I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kʰeiH/ /kʰɨt̚/ /kʰet̚/ /tɑn/
Pan
Wuyun
/kʰeiH/ /kʰɨt̚/ /kʰet̚/ /tɑn/
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰɛiH/ /kʰiət̚/ /kʰɛt̚/ /tɑn/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kʰɛjH/ /kʰɨt̚/ /kʰɛt̚/ /tan/
Li
Rong
/kʰeiH/ /kʰiət̚/ /kʰet̚/ /tɑn/
Wang
Li
/kʰieiH/ /kʰĭət̚/ /kʰiet̚/ /tɑn/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kʰieiH/ /kʰi̯ət̚/ /kʰiet̚/ /tɑn/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
qi qie dān

Proper nounEdit

契丹

  1. The Khitans, a Mongolic people who ruled Manchuria, then Northern China (as the Liao), then Central Asia (as the Kara Khitai) from the 9th to 13th century.

JapaneseEdit

 
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Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: S

Proper nounEdit

契丹 ‎(hiragana きったん, romaji Kittan)

  1. the Mongolian Khitan tribe that ruled Manchuria from 907–1115 CE.