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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ‘small’ + ‘big’ (a pointed object moving from one to the other).

Han character[edit]

(radical 42 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 火大 (FK), four-corner 90430, composition)

  1. sharp, pointed, acute, keen

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 297, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7480
  • Dae Jaweon: page 591, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 562, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+5C16

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping zim1, Yale jim1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cheom) (hangeul , revised cheom, McCune-Reischauer ch'ŏm)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin jiān (jian1), Wade-Giles chien1)

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Compounds[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin jiān)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) sharp, pointed
  2. acute
  3. shrewd

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tiêm, nhọn, tem)

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