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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
耳-bw.png
Japanese stroke order
耳-jbw.png
Stroke order
耳-order.gif

Alternative formsEdit

When part of a compound character, particularly as the left radical, the bottom horizontal stroke may not cross at bottom right. This is a script variant, found for example in Japanese .

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
耳-oracle.svg 耳-bronze.svg 耳-bigseal.svg 耳-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形) – an ear. The opening of the ear becomes the surrounding box 口, the cartilage inside the ear yields the lines 二, while the earlobe becomes the lower right corner 十.

Han characterEdit

(radical 128 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 尸十 (SJ), four-corner 10400)

Derived charactersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 965, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 28999
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1413, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2783, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8033

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

The anatomical sense is from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *r/g-na.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (38)
Final () (19)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ȵɨX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ȵɨX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȵʑieX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ȵɨX/
Li
Rong
/ȵiəX/
Wang
Li
/ȵʑĭəX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȵʑiX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
ěr
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
ěr ěr
Middle
Chinese
‹ nyiX › ‹ nyiX ›
Old
Chinese
/*C.nəʔ/ /*nəʔ/
English ear =⽽而已 “that’s all”

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
Reading # 1/1
No. 2783
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*njɯʔ/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. ear
    耳朵
  2. an ear-like object
  3. an object, which like the ears, is found on both sides
  4. handle, knob
  5. to hear; to hear of
  6. (→ (ér)) (phrase-final particle) merely; only, that's all

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Kanji in this term
みみ
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana みみ, romaji mimi)

  1. an ear; ears
    が痒いのです。
    みみがかゆいのです。
    Mimi ga kayui no desu.
    My ear is itchy.
  2. of bread, the crust

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(i)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (McCune-Reischauer: i, Yale: i)
  • Name (hangeul): ()
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OkinawanEdit

KanjiEdit

CompoundsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with mainland Japanese ‎(mimi).

NounEdit

‎(hiragana みん, romaji min)

  1. ear

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nhĩ, nhải, nhãi)

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