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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Simplified from (elimination of and )

Current form (hand) +  (hand).

Han character[edit]

(radical 41 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 尸一木戈 (SMDI), composition)

  1. seek, search, look for
  2. ancient

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 邪 (17)
Final: 侵
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 徐林切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ziɪm/ /zi̯əm/ /ziəm/ /zim/ /zim/ /zĭĕm/ /zjem/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
xún ‹ zim › /*sə-ləm {*sə-l[ə]m} (‹ *-um ?)/ warm up
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
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MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
14127 3 /*ljum/ 象度兩臂間距,說文加彡聲