TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 52 +1, 4 strokes, cangjie input 女戈尸 (VIS) or X女戈尸 (XVIS), four-corner 27720, composition𠃌)

  1. illusion, fantasy, mirage
  2. mystical, mysterious

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 341, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9190
  • Dae Jaweon: page 650, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1093, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+5E7B

ChineseEdit

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simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 匣 (33)
Final: 山
Division: II

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 胡辨切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɣuɛnH/ /ɣwănH/ /ɣuɛnH/ /ɦʷɯænH/ /ɦwəɨnH/ /ɣwænH/ /ɣuænH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
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Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
5352 2 /*ɡʷreːns/

DefinitionsEdit

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CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. phantasm; vision; dream; illusion; apparition

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Old Japanese; used in The Tale of Genji, completed in 1021.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana まぼろし, romaji maboroshi)

  1. an illusion, a phantom, a dream, a vision

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(hwan) (hangeul , revised hwan, McCune-Reischauer hwan)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(huyễn, hoẻn, ảo)

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Usage notesEdit

  • Ảo appears to be a misreading due to confusion with the character or ‎(ảo). It is the predominant reading in most Sino-Vietnamese words containing the character 幻. The "appropriate" reading huyễn occurs only in huyễn hoặc.
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