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ChineseEdit

precious thing; treasure bead; pearl
simp. and trad.
(珍珠)
alt. forms 真珠 obsolete
 
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EtymologyEdit

Pearls were previously called 真珠 (“true pearls”).

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (9) (23)
Final () (44) (24)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () Chongniu III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʈˠiɪn/ /t͡ɕɨo/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʈᵚin/ /t͡ɕio/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȶien/ /t͡ɕio/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʈjin/ /cuə̆/
Li
Rong
/ȶjĕn/ /t͡ɕio/
Wang
Li
/ȶǐĕn/ /t͡ɕĭu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȶi̯ĕn/ /t͡ɕi̯u/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zhēn zhū

NounEdit

珍珠

  1. pearl (Classifier: ;  m)
  2. tapioca pearl (Classifier: ;  m)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (珍珠):

Others:


KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

珍珠 (jinju) (hangeul 진주)

  1. Hanja form? of 진주, “pearl”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

珍珠

  1. Hán tự form of trân châu, “pearl