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Character
Unicode name CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5C71
Code point U+5C71
Unicode block CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5C70] [U+5C72]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
山-bw.png
Stroke order
山-order.gif
Stroke order
(cursive)
山-cursive-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Ideogram (指事) – three mountain peaks. In the Oracle Bone Script, they were represented by triangles rather than vertical strokes. Compare , particularly earlier forms.

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

Han character[edit]

(radical 46 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 山 (U), four-corner 22770)

Coordinate terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 307, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7869
  • Dae Jaweon: page 604, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 759, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+5C71

Chinese[edit]

mountain; hill
simp. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Ideogram (指事) – three mountain peaks. In the Oracle Bone Script, they were represented by triangles rather than vertical strokes. Compare , particularly earlier forms.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 生 (21)
Final: 山
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 所閒切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʃɣɛn/ /ʂăn/ /ʃɛn/ /ʃɯæn/ /ʂəɨn/ /ʃæn/ /ʃæn/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
shān ‹ srean › /*s-ŋrar/ mountain, hill

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
11052 2 /*sreːn/

Noun[edit]

(classifier )

  1. mountain, hill
  2. bundled straw in which silkworms spin cocoons
  3. gable

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​. Shan

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-26.

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Kanji in this term
やま
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

(hiragana やま, romaji yama)

  1. mountain

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(san)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: san, McCune-Reischauer: san, Yale: san)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: me, McCune-Reischauer: me, Yale: mey)
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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(san, sơn)

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