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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  + . (A house with a woman = contentment)

Han character[edit]

(radical 40 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 十女 (JV), four-corner 30404, composition)

  1. calm, peaceful, tranquil, quiet
  2. safe
  3. why
  4. a surname

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 282, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7072
  • Dae Jaweon: page 552, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 913, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+5B89

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 寒
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 烏寒切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɑn/ /ʔɑn/ /ʔɑn/ /ʔɑn/ /ʔan/ /ɑn/ /ʔɑn/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
ān ‹ ʔan › /*ʔˁan {*[ʔ]ˁa[n]}/ peace(ful)
ān ‹ ʔan › /*ʔˁan {*[ʔ]ˁa[n]}/ how
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
11 1 /*qaːn/

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. (An) Peace, peacefulness.
  2. (Yasui) Cheap.

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(an) (hangeul , revised an, McCune-Reischauer an)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(an, yên)

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