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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  – 毌 may also represent string of coins.

Han character[edit]

(radical 154 +4, 11 strokes, cangjie input 田十月山金 (WJBUC), four-corner 77806, composition)

  1. a string of one thousand coins
  2. to go through

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • (simplification in some characters, such as 实)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1205, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36681
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1668, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3628, character 15
  • Unihan data for U+8CAB

Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (貫), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 桓
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 古丸切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kuɑn/ /kuɑn/ /kuɑn/ /kʷɑn/ /kwan/ /kuɑn/ /kuɑn/
Character (貫), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 桓
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 古玩切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kuɑnH/ /kuɑnH/ /kuɑnH/ /kʷɑnH/ /kwanH/ /kuɑnH/ /kuɑnH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
4465 3 /*koːn/
4466 3 /*koːns/

Definitions[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. pierce
  2. 8 1/3 pounds (weight)
  3. penetrate
  4. brace

Readings[edit]

Counter[edit]

(hiragana かん, romaji -kan)

  1. pieces of sushi

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かん, romaji kan)

  1. an obsolete unit of measure of weight corresponding to 3.75 kilograms
  2. an obsolete unit of currency

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gwan) (hangeul , revised gwan, McCune-Reischauer kwan, Yale kwan)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(quán, quan, quen)

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