へん

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Classical Japanese せん (sen), from はせん (wa sen), with merged with the preceding syllable or becoming , giving やへん (yahen). In turn, はせん is a composition of (wa, topic marker or emphasis marker), (se, to do, irrealis stem) and (n, not).

The consonantal shift /s/ to /h/ is also seem in さん (san) to Kansai はん (han).

Suffix[edit]

へん (rōmaji -hen)

  1. (Kansai, jodōshi) negates verbs in non-past tense

Etymology 2[edit]

Counter[edit]

へん (rōmaji -hen)

  1. , : volume of a printed work
  2. : times

Noun[edit]

へん (rōmaji hen)

  1. : strange, (musical notes) flat
  2. : compilation, knit, plait, braid, twist, editing, completed poem, part of a book
  3. : side, edge
  4. : a type of Chinese radical, right half
  5. , : compilation, volume
  6. : piece, flake