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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (metal) + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 167 +6, 14 strokes, cangjie input 金日女 (CAV), four-corner 87132, composition)

  1. silver, Ag
  2. cash, money, wealth

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1303, character 25
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 40355
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1805, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4202, character 18
  • Unihan data for U+9280

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping ngan2, ngan4, Yale ngan2, ngan4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. silver

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese. May be ultimately derived from onomatopoeia カンカン (kankan, clang clang), the sound of hitting metal. Compare Cantonese (gam, metal, gold), Sanskrit कनक (kanaka, gold, golden), possibly suggesting a common onomatopoeic derivation.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かね, romaji kane)

  1. metal
  2. money
Usage notes[edit]

In former times, silver was the basis for the Japanese economy. In modern Japanese, kane is more commonly spelled using the character for gold: . The money sense is more commonly prefixed with (o-).

Etymology 2[edit]

Compound of (shiro, white) +‎ (kane, metal). Starting from the Muromachi Period, the kane changes to gane due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana しろがね, romaji shirogane)

  1. silver
  2. silver dust mixed into glue or some other base: silver paint or lacquer
  3. silver thread
  4. silver coin
  5. the color silver
Compounds[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Sinitic .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ぎん, romaji gin)

  1. silver (Ag)
  2. (shogi) short for 銀将 (ginsho, the silver general, a shogi piece)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eun) (hangeul , revised eun, McCune-Reischauer ŭn, Yale un)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin qióng (qiong2), yín (yin2), Wade-Giles ch'iung2, yin2)

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Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ gîn, gûn)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngân)

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