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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined in Japan (kokuji) in late 1700s - early 1800s by rangaku scholar Udagawa Genshin as a translation for Dutch klier (gland), as a compound of Sinitic elements  + .

Han character[edit]

(radical 130 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 月竹日水 (BHAE), four-corner 76232)

  1. gland

Usage notes[edit]

This is a Japanese-coined character used outside Japanese.

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 990, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29746
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1442, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2097, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+817A

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping sin3, Yale sin3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. gland

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Used as a suffix in names of glands.


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seon) (hangeul , revised seon, McCune-Reischauer sŏn, Yale sen)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin xiàn (xian4), Wade-Giles hsien4)

  1. gland

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tuyến)

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