- 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.
|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.
- Cantonese (Jyutping): cyun3
- Hakka (Sixian, PFS): chhun
- Min Nan (POJ): chhùn / chhǹg
- Min Nan
- (Hokkien: Xiamen, Quanzhou, Zhangzhou, mainstream Taiwanese)
- (Hokkien: Xiamen)
- (units of measure) A cun or Chinese inch, a traditional unit of length of about 3 cm.
- (informal) Short for 英寸 (yīngcùn, “US inch”).
- (figuratively) very short or little
- (traditional Chinese medicine) cunkou pulse; radial artery pulse at the wrist
- (Mandarin, colloquial) coincidental; unbelievable; opportune
- A surname.
- Goon: すん (sun)
- Kan’on: (non-Jōyō reading) そん (son)
- Kun: (non-Jōyō reading) はかる (hakaru), (non-Jōyō reading) とき (toki), (non-Jōyō reading) き (ki)
寸 • (chon)
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