TranslingualEdit

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Small seal script
蟬-bronze.svg 蟬-seal.svg

Han characterEdit

(radical 142 +12, 18 strokes, cangjie input 中戈口口十 (LIRRJ), four-corner 56156, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1097, character 31
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 33616
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1562, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2891, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+87EC

ChineseEdit

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trad.
simp.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 常 (25)
Final: 仙
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 市連切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/d͡ʑiᴇn/ /ʑi̯ɛn/ /ʑiɛn/ /d͡ʑiɛn/ /d͡ʑian/ /ʑĭɛn/ /d͡ʑjæn/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
chán ‹ dzyen › /*[d]a[r]/ cicada

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
2028 1 /*djan/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. Cicada.
  2. In ancient times, a type of silk as thin as a cicada's wing.
  3. A cicada-shaped decoration.
  4. Continuously and unendingly.

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(seon) (hangeul , revised seon, McCune-Reischauer sŏn, Yale sen)

  1. cicada
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