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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  ‎(eye) + phonetic  – close your eyes and go to sleep.

Han characterEdit

(radical 109 +5, 10 strokes, cangjie input 月山口女心 (BURVP), four-corner 67047, composition)

  1. sleep
  2. hibernate

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 805, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23240
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1221, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2483, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+7720

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: (4)
Final:
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/men/ /mien/ /men/ /men/ /mɛn/ /mien/ /mɛn/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
mián ‹ men › /*mˤi[n]/ shut the eyes; sleep

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
9129 1 /*miːn/

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HanjaEdit

‎(myeon) (hangeul , revised myeon, McCune-Reischauer myŏn, Yale myen)

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Han characterEdit

(miên)

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