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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]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale sin3)


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)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

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

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tuyến)