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Translingual[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形): a hanging percussion instrument.

Borrowed for the word "south," for unknown reasons (phonetic resemblance?). Originally identical to the left side of .

Han character[edit]

(radical 24 +7, 9 strokes, cangjie input 十月廿十 (JBTJ), four-corner 40227, composition)

Stroke order
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  1. south

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • 西 (west)
  • (north)
  • (east)

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping naam4, Yale naam4)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. south

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana みなみ, romaji minami)

  1. the south
    • c. 762: Shōsōin Man'yōgana Monjo
      和可夜之奈比乃 可波利爾波 於保末之末須 美奈美乃末知奈流奴乎 宇氣與止 於保止己可都可佐乃比止伊布 之可流可由恵爾 序禮宇氣牟比止良 久流末毛太之米弖 末都利伊禮之米太末布日 與禮良毛伊太佐牟 之可毛己乃波古美於可牟毛 阿夜布可流 可由恵爾 波夜久末可利太末布日之 於保己可ツ可佐奈比氣奈波 比止乃太氣太可比止 □己止波宇氣都流

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana みなみ, romaji Minami)

  1. A surname​.

References[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(nam)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: nam, McCune-Reischauer: nam, Yale: nam)
  • Name (hangeul): 남녘 (revised: namnyeok, McCune-Reischauer: namnyŏk, Yale: namnyekh)
  1. the south

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin nán (nan2), (na1), Wade-Giles nan2, na1)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*nom, nʌm)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ lâm (lam5))


Vietnamese[edit]

Character[edit]

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

(nam)

  1. south, southern