麒麟

ChineseEdit

mythical unicorn female unicorn
simp. and trad.
(麒麟)
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From  ("male qilin") +  ("female qilin").

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (麒麟, reconstructed)
Character (麒), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 群 (30)
Final: 之
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 渠之切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɡɨ/ /gi/ /ɡiə/ /ɡɨ/ /gɨ/ /ɡĭə/ /ɡie/
Character (麟), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 眞
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 力珍切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/liɪn/ /li̯ĕn/ /liĕn/ /lin/ /lin/ /lĭĕn/ /ljen/
Old Chinese pronunciation (麒麟, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9956 0 /*ɡɯ/
8201 1 /*rin/

NounEdit

麒麟 (classifier )

  1. qilin (mythical unicorn-like creature)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (麒麟):


JapaneseEdit

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麒麟 (kirin): a qilin, a Chinese gryphon.
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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). Compare modern Min Dong reading gì-lìng.

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. (Chinese mythology) a mythical creature similar to a gryphon: a qilin
  2. (shogi) kirin, a piece in 中将棋 ‎(chū shōgi) and larger shogi variants
  3. (zoology) giraffe

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

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

麒麟 (kỳ lân)

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