- 1 Translingual
- 2 Chinese
- 3 Japanese
- 4 Korean
- 5 Vietnamese
- 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|
|Western Zhou||Warring States||Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)||Liushutong (compiled in Ming)|
|Bronze inscriptions||Qin slip script||Small seal script||Transcribed ancient scripts|
|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 又, 手, 九, 爪.
- (units of measure) A cun or Chinese inch, a traditional unit of length of about 3 cm.
- (informal) Short for 英寸 (yīngcùn, “inch”).
- (figuratively) very short or little
- (traditional Chinese medicine) cunkou pulse; radial artery pulse at the wrist
- (Mandarin, colloquial) coincidental; unbelievable; opportune
- A surname.
|For pronunciation and definitions of 寸 – see 忖 (“guess, suppose, conjecture”).|
(This character, 寸, is a variant form of 忖.)
- Go-on: すん (sun, Jōyō)
- Kan-on: そん (son)
- Kun: はかる (hakaru, 寸る); とき (toki); き (ki)
- Nanori: す (su); みき (miki)
寸 • (chon)
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