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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogram (指事) – a spring 泉 bursting from a cliff-side 厂: origin.

Current form is graphically  +  + , but this is not the etymology.

Han character[edit]

(radical 27 +8, 10 strokes, cangjie input 一竹日火 (MHAF), four-corner 71296, composition)

  1. meadow, field, plain, prairie, tundra, wilderness
  2. source, origin, beginning

Synonyms[edit]

  • (origin):

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 162, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2973
  • Dae Jaweon: page 368, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 74, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+539F

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jyun4, Yale yun4)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana はら, romaji hara)

  1. meadow, plain, field

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana はら, romaji Hara)

  1. A surname​.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(won) (hangeul [[]], revised won, McCune-Reischauer wŏn)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin yuán (yuan2), Wade-Giles yüan2)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*ngiuæn)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nguyên, nguyễn)