巴 (Kangxi radical 49, 己+1, 4 strokes, cangjie input 日山 (AU), four-corner 77717, composition ⿴巳丨)
- 𠇕, 吧, 𪣀, 妑, 𡵟, 帊, 弝, 𢗌, 把, 𣲩, 肥, 杷, 𤆵, 爬, 㸭, 皅, 㿬, 𥑁, 粑, 紦, 羓, 耙, 舥, 蚆, 豝, 跁, 𨊹, 鈀(钯), 𠌊, 靶, 䰾(鲃), 䶕(𫜨)
- 𠛋, 𠄧, 𠀧, 𢽼, 𢻷, 𢁍, 𣀟, 𠠾, 色, 邑, 夿, 岜, 爸, 芭, 笆, 𠉲, 琶, 䯩, 䯲, 𠂬, 巵, 㞎, 𢨴, 疤, 𡇃, 𡉷, 岊, 巼, 𢁊, 𪩮, 𢁋, 𣎞, 𢁑
- KangXi: page 327, character 1
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 8745
- Dae Jaweon: page 631, character 2
- Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 2, page 985, character 1
- Unihan data for U+5DF4
|simp. and trad.
|Historical forms of the character 巴|
|Shang||Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)||Liushutong (compiled in Ming)|
|Oracle bone script||Small seal script||Transcribed ancient scripts|
Pictogram (象形) — a huge snake.
(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Are all these senses related? Some have proposed that these are all derived from the snake sense.”)
- "huge snake"
- Unclear. Compare
- Lao ກະບາ (ka bā, “a kind of viper; Agkistrodon rhodostoma (modern)”), where ກະ (ka) is possibly an animal prefix (Schuessler, 2007);
- Proto-Mon-Khmer *ɓəs (“snake”) (cf. Schuessler, 2007);
- Japhug qapri (“snake”), Brag-dbar Situ [Term?] (kha-prɐ̄j, “snake”), Cogtse Situ [Term?] (kha-brē, “snake”) (Zhang, Jacques, and Lai, 2019), which have been related to Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-b/m-ruːl (“snake”), whence Chinese 虺 (OC *hŋlulʔ, “viper”), Tibetan སྦྲུལ (sbrul, “snake”).
- (ancient Chinese mythology) a huge snake that could swallow an elephant
- to greatly desire; to anxiously hope; to long for
- Used as a suffix for objects that are located below or behind.
- Used as a suffix for objects that are clumped together due to dryness or stickiness.
- 泥巴 ― níba ― mud
- to cling to; to stick to
- (Jilu Mandarin, Sichuanese, dialectal Wu) to be close to; to be next to
- (Beijing, Jilu Mandarin) to open; to spread
- (Sichuanese) to suit; to fit
- (Sichuanese) to follow
- (Sichuanese) to be intimate
- (Sichuanese) to involve; to implicate
- (Sichuanese) to kiss up; to curry favour
- (Sichuanese) to subsidize
- (Sichuanese) to infect; to contract
- (dialectal Mandarin, including Beijing, Shandong, Xinjiang) to sew; to stitch on
- (Southwestern Mandarin; Xiamen, Quanzhou Min Nan) dried object
- (dialectal Mandarin, Cantonese) Classifier for the number of slaps.
- (Jiaoliao Mandarin, Sichuanese) along
- (historical) Ba (an ancient state in modern-day Sichuan)
- eastern Sichuan and Chongqing
- Short for 巴士 (bāshì, “bus”).
- (physics) bar (unit of pressure)
- Short for 巴勒斯坦 (Bālèsītǎn, “Palestine”).
- Short for 巴基斯坦 (Bājīsītǎn, “Pakistan”).
- Short for 巴拿馬／巴拿马 (Bānámǎ, “Panama”).
- Short for 巴哈馬／巴哈马 (Bāhāmǎ, “The Bahamas”).
- Short for 巴拉圭 (Bālāguī, “Paraguay”).
- a surname
|For pronunciation and definitions of 巴 – see 芭.|
(This character, 巴, is the second-round simplified form of 芭.)
|For pronunciation and definitions of 巴 – see 笆 (“bamboo fence; bamboo fence”).|
(This character, 巴, is the second-round simplified form of 笆.)
|For pronunciation and definitions of 巴 – see 粑 (“cake-like food; tsamba”).|
(This character, 巴, is the second-round simplified form of 粑.)
- “巴”, in 漢語多功能字庫 (Multi-function Chinese Character Database), 香港中文大學 (the Chinese University of Hong Kong), 2014–
(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)
|Kanji in this term|
First attested around the 12th century.
Originally a compound of 鞆 (tomo, “archer's left-wrist protector”) + 絵 (e, “picture, drawing”).
The use of the 巴 kanji is possibly for its resemblance to a big snake.
- a circular design resembling swirling water, a comma, or an archer's bow
- (architecture) a piece of wood, usually a floorboard or an eave, with a tomoe pattern
- an oxcart with the wickerwork in a tomoe pattern
- a 家紋 (kamon, “family crest”) with various tomoe designs
- Short for 巴瓦 (tomoegawara): a tile with a tomoe design
- turning (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
- This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text
- English: tomoe
- 渦巻き (uzumaki)
- Short for 巴御前 (Tomoe Gozen): 12th-century female samurai
- a 謡曲 (dōkyoku, “noh song”) based on a story from The Tale of the Heike
- a surname
- a unisex given name
|Kanji in this term|
From Middle Chinese 巴 (MC pˠa). The 漢音 (kan'on) reading, so likely a later borrowing.
- (historical) Ba (an ancient state in eastern Sichuan)
From Middle Chinese 巴 (MC pˠa).
巴 (eumhun 땅 이름 파 (ttang ireum pa))
- Hanja form? of 파 (“used in placenames”).
- 국제퇴계학회 대구경북지부 (國際退溪學會 大邱慶北支部) (2007). Digital Hanja Dictionary, 전자사전／電子字典. 
巴: Hán Việt readings: ba (
巴: Nôm readings: bơ, ba, vã, va
- chữ Hán form of Ba (“used in placenames”).
- chữ Hán form of ba (“to adhere; to stick to”).
- Nôm form of bơ (“used in compounds”).