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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
凡-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
凡-oracle.svg 凡-bronze.svg 凡-silk.svg 凡-bigseal.svg 凡-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形) - a plate, a flat dish.

Borrowed for abstract meanings. Another character was created to refer to the original word.

Han character[edit]

(radical 16 +1, 3 strokes, cangjie input 竹弓戈 (HNI), four-corner 77210, composition)

  1. all, any, every
  2. ordinary, common, mediocre

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 134, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1739
  • Dae Jaweon: page 299, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 276, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+51E1

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /fan³⁵/
Harbin /fan²⁴/ 下~
/fan⁵³/ ~是
Tianjin /fan⁴⁵/
Jinan /fã⁴²/
Qingdao /fã⁴²/
Zhengzhou /fan⁴²/
Xi'an /fã²⁴/
Xining /fã²⁴/
Yinchuan /fan⁵³/
Lanzhou /fɛ̃n⁵³/
Ürümqi /fan⁵¹/
Wuhan /fan²¹³/
Chengdu /fan³¹/
Guiyang /fan²¹/
Kunming /fã̠³¹/
Nanjing /faŋ²⁴/
Hefei /fæ̃⁵⁵/
Jin Taiyuan /fæ̃¹¹/
Pingyao /xuɑŋ¹³/
Hohhot /fæ̃³¹/
Wu Shanghai /ve¹³/
Suzhou /ve̞¹³/
Hangzhou /vẽ̞²¹³/
Wenzhou /va³¹/
Hui Shexian /fɛ⁴⁴/
Tunxi /fuːə⁴⁴/
Xiang Changsha /fan¹³/
Xiangtan /ɸan¹²/
Gan Nanchang /fan⁴⁵/
Hakka Meixian /fan¹¹/
Taoyuan /fɑm¹¹/
Cantonese Guangzhou /fan²¹/
Nanning /fan²¹/
Hong Kong /fan²¹/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /huan³⁵/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /huaŋ⁵³/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /uaiŋ²¹/
Shantou (Min Nan) /huaŋ⁵⁵/
Haikou (Min Nan) /faŋ³¹/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (3)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/bɨɐm/ /bʱi̯wɐm/ /biɐm/ /biɐm/ /buam/ /bĭwɐm/ /biɐm/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
fán ‹ bjom › /*[b]rom/ in every case

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
2914 3 /*bom/ 鹹手冊據切韻改䒦

Definitions[edit]

  1. worldly; mortal; earthly
  2. ordinary; commonplace
  3. outline; gist
  4. the fourth scale degree in Gongche musical notation (工尺譜工尺谱 (gōngchěpǔ))

Adverb[edit]

  1. every; all; any
  2. altogether

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Definitions[edit]

  1. ordinary, common, mediocre

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(beom)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: beom, McCune-Reischauer: pŏm)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

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