|Historical forms of the character 寸
|Bronze inscriptions||Bamboo and silk script||Large seal script||Small seal script|
|Characters in the same phonetic series (寸) (Zhengzhang, 2003)|
Ideogram (指事) – a position on the forearm where the pulse can be palpated by compressing the radial artery. It is called 寸口 in modern Chinese and the meaning of a unit of measurement is derived from the distance between the wrist and this position. Compare 手, 九, 爪.
- KangXi: page 293, character 32
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7411
- Dae Jaweon: page 581, character 4
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 503, character 8
- Unihan data for U+5BF8
|simp. and trad.
- Cantonese (Jyutping): cyun3
- Hakka (Sixian, PFS): chhùn
- Min Nan (POJ): chhùn
- Min Nan
- (Hong Kong) tsun, a traditional unit of length, legally defined as equal to 0.1 chek (尺 (chǐ)) or 0.0371475 metres (米 (mǐ))
- (slang, North American Cantonese) an inch in Imperial units or US units
- (Taiwan) a unit of length, approximately 3 cm
- (Min Nan) “Entry #202”, in 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Min Nan), Ministry of Education, R.O.C., 2011.
寸 • (chon)
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