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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a head (of a decapitated criminal) hung upside down, with the hair hanging down. Compare .

Also Japanese shinjitai Simplified from (elimination of ).

Han character[edit]

(radical 109 +4, 9 strokes, cangjie input 月山女火 (BUVF))

  1. county, district, prefecture, subdivision

Usage notes[edit]

Exists as a traditional Chinese character, but not generally used in Chinese in isolation. In Japanese, used as simplification of .

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 803, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23210
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2478, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+770C

Chinese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana あがた, romaji agata)

  1. a historical administrative district
  2. the countryside

Noun[edit]

(hiragana けん, romaji ken)

  1. a type of administrative district, including 43 of the 47 prefectures of modern day Japan, Chinese counties, French departments, etc.

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana あがた, romaji Agata)

  1. A surname​.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(hyeon) (hangeul , revised hyeon, McCune-Reischauer hyŏn, Yale hyen)

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