貪婪

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Chinese[edit]

greedy avaricious
trad. (貪婪)
simp. (贪婪)

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (貪婪, reconstructed)
Character (貪), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 透 (6)
Final: 覃
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 他含切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/tʰʌm/ /tʰăm/ /tʰᴀm/ /tʰəm/ /tʰəm/ /tʰɒm/ /tʰɒm/
Character (婪), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 覃
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 盧含切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/lʌm/ /lăm/ /lᴀm/ /ləm/ /ləm/ /lɒm/ /lɒm/
Old Chinese pronunciation (貪婪, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
lán ‹ lom › /*[r]ˤ[ə]m/ to covet

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
6552 3 /*kʰluːm'/
8160 3 /*ɡ·ruːm/

Adjective[edit]

貪婪

  1. greedy, avid, rapacious

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (貪婪):