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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogram (指事) – a hand counting; compare , , .

寸 寸 寸
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 41 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 木戈 (DI), four-corner 40300)

  1. an ancient length unit
  2. inch
  3. small, tiny
  4. radical number 41

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 293, character 32
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7411
  • Dae Jaweon: page 581, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 503, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5BF8

Chinese[edit]

a unit of length; inch; thumb
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 清 (14)
Final: 魂
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 倉困切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʰuənH/ /t͡sʰuənH/ /t͡sʰuənH/ /t͡sʰuonH/ /t͡sʰwənH/ /t͡sʰuənH/ /t͡sʰuənH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
cùn ‹ tshwonH › /*[tsʰ]ˤu[n]-s/ thumb; inch

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
1913 2 /*sʰuːns/

Noun[edit]

  1. (Hong Kong) tsun, a traditional unit of length, legally defined as equal to 0.1 chek () or 0.0371475 metres ()
  2. (slang, North American Cantonese) an inch in Imperial units or US units

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana すん, romaji sun)

  1. sun (a Japanese length measurement equivalent to 10 bu () or approximately 3.03 cm)

Coordinate terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(chon)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: chon, McCune-Reischauer: ch'on, Yale: chon)
  • Name (hangeul): 마디 (revised: madi, McCune-Reischauer: madi, Yale: mati)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thốn, dón, són, thuỗn, xốn)

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