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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (person) + phonetic 

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (person) +  (erect)

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +9, 11 strokes, cangjie input 人弓大手 (ONKQ), four-corner 25240, composition)

  1. strong, robust, healthy
  2. strength

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 111, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 875
  • Dae Jaweon: page 237, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 184, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+5065

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


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

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

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 渠建切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɡɨɐnH/ /gɨ̯ɐnH/ /ɡiɐnH/ /ɡiɐnH/ /gɨanH/ /ɡĭɐnH/ /ɡiɐnH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
6224 1 /*ɡans/

Adjective[edit]

  1. strong, vigourous
  2. healthy
      ―  jiànkāng  ―  health; healthy; sound

Adverb[edit]

  1. adeptly, energetically
    步如飛 / 步如飞  ―  jiànbùrúfēi  ― 
    /   ―  jiàntán  ― 
    /   ―  lǎo lái duō jiàn wàng  ― 

Compounds[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​.

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana けん, romaji Ken)

  1. A male given name

(hiragana たけし, romaji Takeshi)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(geon, gyeon) (hangeul , , revised geon, gyeon, McCune-Reischauer kŏn, kyŏn)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(kiện, kẹn)

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