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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
兼-bronze.svg 兼-bigseal.svg 兼-seal.svg

Ideogrammic compound (會意): Hand (as in ) holding two grain stalks

Han character[edit]

(radical 12 +8, 10 strokes, cangjie input 廿X金 (TXC), four-corner 80237)

  1. unite, combine
  2. connect
  3. and

Derived characters[edit]

Related characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 128, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1483
  • Dae Jaweon: page 288, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 249, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+517C

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (28)
Final: (157)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: IV
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: jiān
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/kem/ /kem/ /kɛm/ /kɛm/ /kem/ /kiem/ /kiem/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (28)
Final: (157)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: IV
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: jiàn
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/kemH/ /kemH/ /kɛmH/ /kɛmH/ /kemH/ /kiemH/ /kiemH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
jiān ‹ kem › /*[k]ˤem/ combine; at the same time

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
6063 2 /*keːm/
6069 2 /*keːms/

Definitions[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

-- (-けん-, -ken-)

  1. -cum-, concurrently, in addition
    • 書斎応接間
      しょさいけんおうせつま
      shosai ken ōsetsuma
      study-cum-drawing room

    • 首相外相
      しゅしょうけんがいしょう
      shushō ken gaishō
      someone who holds the offices of both Prime Minister and Foreign Minister

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana けん, romaji Ken)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gyeom) (hangeul , revised kyeom, McCune-Reischauer kyŏm, Yale kyeom)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(kiêm, kem, kèm, cồm)

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