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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
鼻-order.gif

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Alternative forms[edit]

The form of this character differs slightly between China and Japan:

in China: ,
in Japan:

That is, in China the bottom is roughly (strokes T-junction), while in Japan the bottom is (strokes cross).

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (nose) + phonetic .

Han character[edit]

(radical 209 +0, 14 strokes, cangjie input 竹山田一中 (HUWML), four-corner 26446)

  1. nose
  2. first
  3. KangXi radical 209

Usage notes[edit]

has lost its sense as “nose” (now means “self”), and 鼻 is now used to mean “nose”.

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1530, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48498
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2066, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4779, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9F3B

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (鼻), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 並 (3)
Final: 脂
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 毗至切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/biɪH/ /bʱiH/ /biH/ /biH/ /biH/ /biH/ /bjɪH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ bjijH › /*Cə.bit-s {*Cə.bi[t]-s}/ smell (v.t.)
‹ bjijH › /*m-bit-s {*m-[b]i[t]-s}/ nose
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
612 1 /*blids/

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. nose

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Kanji in this term
はな
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

(hiragana はな, romaji hana)

  1. nose

Etymology[edit]

From pointing to ones nose to refer to oneself.

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana はな, romaji hana)

  1. first-person personal male pronoun; I, me

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bi) (hangeul , revised bi, McCune-Reischauer pi, Yale pi)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tị)

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