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Translingual[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (work) +  (mouth, talk) +  (hand) – to seek out, with hands and mouth (asking).

Note that top hand is not in 又 shape, but rather resembles ; this is an earlier form of hand (fingers); see etymology of 又.

Han character[edit]

(radical 41 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 尸一一口戈 (SMMRI), four-corner 17346, composition)

  1. seek, search, look for
  2. ancient

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 295, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7447
  • Dae Jaweon: page 586, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 510, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5C0B

Chinese[edit]

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trad.

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
xún ‹ zim › /*sə-ləm {*sə-l[ə]m}/ measure of 8 chǐ 尺.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
14127 3 /*ljum/ 象度兩臂間距,說文加彡聲

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tầm, tìm, tùm, chầm)

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