纷纷

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Chinese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ideophonic and adverbial: A reduplication of (fēn, Old Chinese *pʰɯn (Zhengzhang Shangfang), "silk ribbon; disordered, confused → numerous"). Attested in Guanzi and Mengzi, meaning "disorderly, confused". Possibly cognate with (fán, Old Chinese *ban, "annoyed; numerous"), (fán, Old Chinese *ban, "numerous").

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

纷纷

  1. in droves; in great numbers
  2. one after another