Han character Edit 寸 ( radical 41, 寸+0, 3 strokes, 木戈 ( cangjie input DI), four-corner 4030, 0 ⿹ composition 𬺰 丶)
Kangxi radical #41, . ⼨
Derived characters Edit
page 293, character 32 Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7411
Dae Jaweon: page 581, character 4
Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 503, character 8
Unihan data for U+5BF8
Glyph origin Edit
) – a position on the forearm where the pulse can be palpated by compressing the 指事 radial artery. It is called in modern Chinese, and the meaning of a unit of measurement is derived from the distance between the wrist and this position. Compare 寸口 , 又 , 手 , 九 .
Etymology 1 Edit
( units of measure ) A cun or Chinese inch, a traditional unit of length of about 3 cm.
( Mainland China ) Short for . 市寸 ( Hong Kong ) Legally defined as the tsun of 3.71475 cm.
( informal ) Short for ( 英寸 , “ yīngcùn inch”).
( figurative ) very short or little
( traditional Chinese medicine ) cunkou pulse; radial artery pulse at the wrist
( Mandarin , colloquial ) coincidental; unbelievable; opportune A surname.
Coordinate terms Edit
( 分 , “ fēn cun”) 1 ⁄ 10 ( 尺 , “10 cun”) chǐ
Etymology 2 Edit
For pronunciation and definitions of 寸 – see (“ 忖 guess, suppose, conjecture”). (This character, 寸, is a variant form of 忖.)
References Edit Vietnamese Edit
Han character Edit
寸 ( thốn, dón, són, thuỗn, xốn)
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