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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  (half (cow)) + semantic  (knife) – to cut fine distinctions 刀 (to judge, to discriminate). Phonetic (半) is also a cow cut in half, hence “divide a cow”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 18 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 火手中弓 (FQLN), four-corner 92500, composition)

  1. judge
  2. discriminate
  3. conclude

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 138, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1923
  • Dae Jaweon: page 311, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 331, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+5224

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping pun3, Yale pun3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana はん, romaji han)

  1. stamp, seal
  2. judgement

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana ばん, romaji -ban)

  1. size of paper or books

(hiragana はん, romaji -han)

  1. size of paper or books

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(pan) (hangeul , revised pan, McCune-Reischauer p'an)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin pàn (pan4), Wade-Giles p'an4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phán)

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