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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
万-order.gif
Stroke order
万-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

A simplification of the Buddhist symbol introduced when Buddhism came to China. was given the same pronunciation as meaning 萬 (many virtues); so, came to be used as a simplified form of . 万 is simply a scribal form (script) of . The meaning ten thousand for 万 is a borrowing.

Han character[edit]

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

See also[edit]

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]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

-
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (万), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 元
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 無販切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mʉɐnH/ /mi̯wɐnH/ /miuɐnH/ /mʷiɐnH/ /muanH/ /mĭwɐnH/ /miuɐnH/
Character (万), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 德
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 莫北切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mək̚/ /mək̚/ /mək̚/ /mək̚/ /mək̚/ /mək̚/ /mək̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
wàn ‹ mjonH › /*C.ma[n]-s/ 10000

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
12613 1 /*mans/ 集韻注通作萬
12614 0 /*mɯːɡ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. Only used in 万俟

Japanese[edit]

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, romaji man)

  1. ten thousand, 10,000

Noun[edit]

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana よろず, romaji yorozu)

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

Derived terms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

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

  1. many
  2. all