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ChineseEdit

male unicorn female unicorn
simp. and trad.
(麒麟)
alt. forms 騏驎 obsolete
麒麐 obsolete
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PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (30) (37)
Final () (19) (43)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɡɨ/ /liɪn/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɡɨ/ /lin/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɡie/ /ljen/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/gɨ/ /lin/
Li
Rong
/ɡiə/ /liĕn/
Wang
Li
/ɡĭə/ /lĭĕn/
Bernard
Karlgren
/gi/ /li̯ĕn/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
lín
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 9956 8201
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɡɯ/ /*rin/

NounEdit

麒麟

  1. (Chinese mythology) qilin   (Classifier: )

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (麒麟):

JapaneseEdit

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麒麟 (kirin): the statue of a qilin, also known as the Chinese unicorn.
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麒麟 (kirin): a giraffe.
Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
りん
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 麒麟 ‎(*ghiə lin)

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

麒麟 ‎(hiragana きりん, katakana キリン, romaji kirin)

  1. (Chinese mythology) a qilin
    • 2010 May 23, Gosho Aoyama, “せいりゅう [Azure Dragon]”, in 名探偵コナン [Legendary Detective Conan], volume 68 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 978-4-09-122290-9:
      それはどうぶつのキリン!もんだいりんは…ぜんしんいろうろこおおわれていて、姿すがた鹿しかうしうまひづめち、りゅうあたまから1ぽんつのえてる…ちゅうごくでんせつじょうしんじゅうだよ!
      Sore wa dōbutsu no kirin! Mondai no kirin wa… Zenshin ga kiiroi uroko de ōwareteite, sugata wa shika, ushi no o to uma no hizume o mochi, ryū ni nita atama kara ippon tsuno ga haeteru… Chūgoku no densetsu jō no shinjū da yo!
      That's giraffekirin the animal! The qilinkirin we're talking about… has a deer-like body covered in golden scales, with a cow's tail and a horse's hooves, and with a single horn growing from its dragon-ish head… It's a mythical beast from Chinese legends!
  2. (shogi) the kirin, a piece in chūshōgi and larger shogi variants
  3. a giraffe (mammal)

Usage notesEdit

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as キリン.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

麒麟 ‎(hiragana きりん, katakana キリン, romaji Kirin)

  1. a brand of beer

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

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

麒麟 ‎(girin, McCune-Reischauer: kirin, Yale: kilin) ‎(hangeul 기린)

  1. Hanja form? of 기린, “giraffe; qilin”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

Han characterEdit

麒麟 (kì lân)

  1. Hán tự form of kì lân, “qilin
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