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U+4E07, 万
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E07

[U+4E06]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+4E08]
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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
万-order.gif
Stroke order
3 strokes

Han character[edit]

(radical 1 +2, 3 strokes, cangjie input 一尸 (MS), four-corner 10227, composition丿𠃌)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 76, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 10
  • Dae Jaweon: page 137, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 9, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+4E07

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions
万-oracle.svg 万-bronze.svg

Unknown. Used as a tribal name in oracle inscriptions. Used as a number since the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods.

Various theories have been proposed for its original meaning:

  • Qu Wanli, Qiu Xigui and others propose that it originally refers to a type of dancer-musicians. This usage is attested in the oracle inscriptions. This may be supported by ancient literature, e.g. Shijing, which mentions a type of dance called 萬舞万舞.
  • Lin Yiguang proposes that it is an ancient form of (OC *meːnʔ), acting as a phonetic component in (OC *mpin).
  • Some propose that it is a differentiated form of .

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is the simplified and variant traditional form of .)
Notes:

Etymology 2[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 2/2
Initial () (4)
Final () (131)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mək̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/mək̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/mək̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mək̚/
Li
Rong
/mək̚/
Wang
Li
/mək̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mək̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 2/2
No. 12614
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mɯːɡ/

Proper noun[edit]

  1. Only used in 万俟 (Mòqí).

Japanese[edit]

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. myriad, ten thousand
  2. very many

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana まん, rōmaji man)

  1. ten thousand, 10,000

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana よろず, rōmaji yorozu, historical hiragana よろづ)

  1. ten thousand
  2. a large number
  3. all, everything

Derived terms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana ばん, rōmaji ban-)

  1. many
  2. all