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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Japanese stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (bamboo, books) +  (table) – (official) books on a table.

Current form resembles the unrelated .

Han character[edit]

(radical 12 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 廿月金 (TBC), four-corner 55801)

  1. law, canon
  2. documentation
  3. classic, scripture

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 128, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1474
  • Dae Jaweon: page 286, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 247, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5178

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale din2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana てん, romaji ten)

  1. ceremony
    • 華燭
      かしょくのてん
      kashoku no ten
      wedding ceremony
  2. rule

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jeon) (hangeul [[]], revised jeon, McCune-Reischauer chŏn)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin diǎn (dian3), Wade-Giles tien3)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*děn)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(điển, đến, điếng)