公案

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Chinese[edit]

 
just; honorable; public; common; fair; duke; mister
 
(legal) case; incident; record; file; table
simp. and trad.
(公案)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (28) (34)
Final () (1) (61)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kuŋ/ /ʔɑnH/
Pan
Wuyun
/kuŋ/ /ʔɑnH/
Shao
Rongfen
/kuŋ/ /ʔɑnH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kəwŋ/ /ʔanH/
Li
Rong
/kuŋ/ /ʔɑnH/
Wang
Li
/kuŋ/ /ɑnH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kuŋ/ /ʔɑnH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
gōng àn

Noun[edit]

公案

  1. koan
  2. (old) court table (used by a judge)
  3. (old) complicated legal case
  4. (old) much discussed issue; sensational affair

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
あん
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

公案 (hiragana こうあん, rōmaji kōan)

  1. koan

Etymology[edit]

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公 (public) 案 (record). A public record serves as a metaphor for principles of reality beyond the private opinion of one person, and a teacher may test the student's ability to recognize and understand that principle.

Descendants[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

公案 (gong-an) (hangeul 공안)

  1. Hanja form? of 공안, “koan”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

公案

  1. Hán tự form of công án, “koan