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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 40 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 十弓戈山 (JNIU), four-corner 30212, composition)

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 284, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7110
  • Dae Jaweon: page 561, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 922, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+5B9B

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (34)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔʉɐn/ /ʔi̯wɐn/ /ʔiuɐn/ /ʔʷiɐn/ /ʔuan/ /ĭwɐn/ /ʔiuɐn/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (34)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔʉɐnX/ /ʔi̯wɐnX/ /ʔiuɐnX/ /ʔʷiɐnX/ /ʔuanX/ /ĭwɐnX/ /ʔiuɐnX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
wǎn ‹ ʔjwonX › /*[ʔ]o[r]ʔ/ curved; to bend

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
16284 3 /*qon/
16297 3 /*qonʔ/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. as if, seem
  2. crooked, winding

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(uyển, uốn)

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