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Translingual[edit]

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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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping cam4, Yale cham4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin xún (xun2), xín (xin2), Wade-Giles hsün2, hsin2)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tầm, tìm, tùm, chầm)

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