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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (thread) + phonetic  – a line of thread.

Note that 文 has a meaning of “mark, tattoo”, hence connotations of “line marks, streaks”, or “lines on the body, wrinkles, fingerprints”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 120 +4, 10 strokes, cangjie input 女火卜大 (VFYK), four-corner 20940, composition)

  1. line, streak, stripe
  2. wrinkle

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 916, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27262
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1345, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3376, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+7D0B

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping man4, Yale man4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. crest (often of a family)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(mun) (hangeul , revised mun, McCune-Reischauer mun, Yale mun)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin wén (wen2), wèn (wen4), Wade-Giles wen2, wen4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(văn, vằn, vân, vện)

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