TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 54 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 弓大中手 (NKLQ), four-corner 15400, composition)

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 353, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9574
  • Dae Jaweon: page 667, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 404, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+5EFA

ChineseEdit

-
simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 元
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 居万切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɨɐnH/ /kɨ̯ɐnH/ /kiɐnH/ /kiɐnH/ /kɨanH/ /kĭɐnH/ /kiɐnH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
jiàn ‹ kjonH › /*[k]a[n]-s/ set up, establish

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
6220 1 /*kans/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. build, establish, erect, found

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Proper nounEdit

‎(hiragana けん, romaji Ken)

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(geon) (hangeul , revised geon, McCune-Reischauer kŏn)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(kiến)

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