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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Jade pendants with the phonetic jin below

Han character[edit]

(radical 96 +8, 12 strokes, cangjie input 一土人戈弓 (MGOIN), four-corner 11207, composition)

  1. guqin (Chinese seven-stringed zither, historical and original usage)
  2. piano (modern usage, most commonly used meaning)
  3. zither
  4. string instrument (can apply to zithers or lutes)
  5. musical instrument (for example, 手风琴 [accordion])

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping kam4, Yale kam4)


Japanese[edit]

Wikipedia

Noun[edit]

(hiragana こと, romaji koto)

  1. Japanese zither/harp; koto.

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(geum) (hangeul [[]], revised geum, McCune-Reischauer kŭm, Yale kum)

Compounds[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin qín)

  1. zither
  2. a stringed instrument

Derived terms[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*ghyim)


Min Nan[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, POJ khîm (khim5))

  1. zither

Descendants[edit]

  1. ^ Myanmar-English Dictionary (1993, Myanmar Language Commission; republished 1996, Dunwoody Press)

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(cầm)