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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
缶-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a pot with a lid.

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

Han character[edit]

(radical 121 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 人十山 (OJU), four-corner 80772)

  1. earthen crock or jar (also used as a musical instrument in the court music of ancient China and the ritual music of Korea)
  2. rad. 121

Variant: 𦈢 (U+26222)

Descendants[edit]

  • (simplified form used in some characters such as 鉢)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 944, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 28108
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1385, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 2935, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+7F36

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 尤
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 方久切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pɨuX/ /pi̯ə̯uX/ /piuX/ /piuX/ /puwX/ /pĭəuX/ /piəuX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
fǒu ‹ pjuwX › /*puʔ {*p(r)uʔ}/ earthenware
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
3266 1 /*puʔ/

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. pot; can
  2. tin can
  3. container
  4. jar radical (no. 121)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Originally from Dutch kan (cylindrical metallic container), with additional influence from English can (cylindrical metallic container). The kanji is an example of ateji.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かん, romaji kan)

  1. a can, a tin

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Japanese kama, signifying a container for high heat and referring variously to a hearth, oven, pot, kettle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かま, romaji kama)

  1. a boiler, as for a steam engine
Usage notes[edit]

For the boiler sense, this term kama is most often spelled using the kanji .

Synonyms[edit]

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bu) (hangeul , revised bu, McCune-Reischauer pu, Yale pu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phữu, phẫu, phễu, quán)

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