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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Chicken egg 2009-06-04.jpg

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (snake, insect)

疋 is a corruption of the original phonetic .

Han character[edit]

(radical 142 +5, 11 strokes, cangjie input 弓人中一戈 (NOLMI), four-corner 17136)

  1. egg, eggs
  2. term of abuse
  3. dam

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1081, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32977
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1549, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2845, character 18
  • Unihan data for U+86CB

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale daan2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. an egg
  2. a barbarian

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(dan) (hangeul [[]], revised dan, McCune-Reischauer tan, Yale tan)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin dàn (dan4), Wade-Giles tan4)

Derived terms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đản)