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TranslingualEdit

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *koːn, *koːns): phonetic  ‎(OC *koːns) + semantic  ‎(see)

Han characterEdit

(radical 147 +18, 25 strokes, cangjie input 廿土月山山 (TGBUU), four-corner 46210, composition)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1138, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 34993
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1605, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3677, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+89C0

ChineseEdit

trad.
simp.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (28) (28)
Final () (62) (62)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kuɑn/ /kuɑnH/
Pan
Wuyun
/kʷɑn/ /kʷɑnH/
Shao
Rongfen
/kuɑn/ /kuɑnH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kwan/ /kwanH/
Li
Rong
/kuɑn/ /kuɑnH/
Wang
Li
/kuɑn/ /kuɑnH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kuɑn/ /kuɑnH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
guān guàn
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/3 2/3 3/3
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
guān guàn guàn
Middle
Chinese
‹ kwan › ‹ kwanH › ‹ kwanH ›
Old
Chinese
/*C.qʷˤar/ /*C.qʷˤar-s/ /*C.qʷˤar-s/
English look (v.) watchtower 榮觀 imperial palace; walls and watchtowers

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 # 1/2 2/2
No. 4476 4477
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
3 3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*koːn/ /*koːns/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. see, observe, view
  2. appearance
  3. 20th hexagram of the I Ching

Usage notesEdit

The normal reading (referring to seeing, observing, or viewing) is guān. The reading guàn is used only for various ancient meanings related to Taoism.

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(gwan)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: gwan, McCune-Reischauer: kwan, Yale: kwan)
  • Name (hangeul): ()
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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(quan, quán)

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