ChineseEdit

perspiration; sweat green (blue, black); Qinghai province (abbrev.)
trad. (汗青)
simp. #(汗青)

EtymologyEdit

Literally: sweat and the color green. In Ancient China, before the paper was invented, writing was recorded on rectangular tablets made from either wood or bamboo called slips. The bamboo chosen for this purpose was usually green. It was put through a dehydration process that 'sweated out' the moisture from it making it more suitable for writing as well as for warding out insects and keeping it dry.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 3/3 1/1
Initial () (33) (14)
Final () (61) (125)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɦɑnH/ /t͡sʰeŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɦɑnH/ /t͡sʰeŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɣɑnH/ /t͡sʰɛŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɦanH/ /t͡sʰɛjŋ/
Li
Rong
/ɣɑnH/ /t͡sʰeŋ/
Wang
Li
/ɣɑnH/ /t͡sʰieŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɣɑnH/ /t͡sʰieŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
hàn qīng
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
hon6 cing1

NounEdit

汗青

  1. (archaic) bamboo slip
  2. (literary) chronicles, annals, history

SynonymsEdit