ChineseEdit

tongue radical (chem.); root; basis
trad. (舌根)
simp. #(舌根)

EtymologyEdit

The Buddhism sense is a translation of Sanskrit जिह्वेन्द्रिय (jihvendriya, tongue faculty). The Tibetan equivalent is ལྕེའི་དབང་པོ (lce'i dbang po).

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 2/2 1/1
Initial () (27) (28)
Final () (81) (53)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʑiᴇt̚/ /kən/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʑiɛt̚/ /kən/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʑjæt̚/ /kən/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʑiat̚/ /kən/
Li
Rong
/d͡ʑiɛt̚/ /kən/
Wang
Li
/d͡ʑĭɛt̚/ /kən/
Bernard
Karlgren
/d͡ʑʰi̯ɛt̚/ /kən/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
shé gēn
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
sit6 gan1

NounEdit

舌根

  1. (anatomy) root of the tongue; back of the tongue
  2. (Buddhism)tongue or taste faculty”, one of the six sensory faculties

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (舌根):