TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ‘small’ + ‘big’ (a pointed object moving from one to the other).

Han characterEdit

(radical 42 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 火大 (FK), four-corner 90430, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 297, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7480
  • Dae Jaweon: page 591, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 562, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+5C16

ChineseEdit

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simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 精 (13)
Final: 鹽
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 子廉切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡siᴇm/ /t͡si̯ɛm/ /t͡siɛm/ /t͡siɛm/ /t͡siam/ /t͡sĭɛm/ /t͡sjæm/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
5977 2 /*ʔslem/ 鑯之後起字

AdjectiveEdit

  1. sharp; having a sharp tip
  2. acute
  3. shrewd

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(cheom) (hangeul , revised cheom, McCune-Reischauer ch'ŏm)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tiêm, nhọn, tem)

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