(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji, kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form 弯)
- bend, curve
- stretching a bow
From Middle Chinese 彎 (*quan). Compare modern Mandarin 彎／弯 (wān).
Note that this character is replaced in modern Japanese by the simplified character 湾 (wan), rather than the simplified Chinese character 弯 (wān, “bend, curve”). The Japanese simplified version means bay or inlet when used on its own, but now also includes the bend, curve meanings when used in compounds.
彎 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 弯, hiragana わん, rōmaji wan)
- a bend, a curve
- 彎月, 湾月 (わんげつ, wangetsu): a crescent moon
- 彎曲, 湾曲 (わんきょく, wankyoku): a bend, a curve
- 彎屈, 湾屈 (わんくつ, wankutsu): bending over, stooping
- 彎珠 (わんじゅ, wanju): alternate name for 袴葛 (hakamakazura), a kind of orchid tree: Bauhinia japonica
- 彎入, 湾入 (わんにゅう, wannyū): an inlet or bay along a coast
- ^ 1988, 国語大辞典（新装版） (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
彎 • (man) (hangeul 만, revised man, McCune-Reischauer man, Yale man)
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