君子

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Chinese[edit]

 
monarch; lord; gentleman
monarch; lord; gentleman; ruler
 
child; son; (noun suffix)
child; son; (noun suffix); small thing; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch; 11 pm-1 am; midnight
simp. and trad.
(君子)
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Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (28) (13)
Final () (59) (19)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kɨun/ /t͡sɨX/
Pan
Wuyun
/kiun/ /t͡sɨX/
Shao
Rongfen
/kiuən/ /t͡sieX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kun/ /t͡sɨX/
Li
Rong
/kiuən/ /t͡siəX/
Wang
Li
/kĭuən/ /t͡sĭəX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ki̯uən/ /t͡siX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
jūn
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
jūn
Middle
Chinese
‹ kjun › ‹ tsiX ›
Old
Chinese
/*C.qur/ /*tsəʔ/
English lord; ruler child; gentleman, master

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
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 7289 17857
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*klun/ /*ʔslɯʔ/

Noun[edit]

君子

  1. junzi; man of virtue; high-minded person; noble person; superior person
  2. (Classical Chinese) functionary; government official; office holder

Synonyms[edit]

  • (functionary):
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  • 官宦 (guānhuàn) (chiefly historical)
  • 宦官 (huànguān) (chiefly historical)
  • 有司 (yǒusī) (archaic)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (君子):
  • Japanese: (くん)() (kunshi)
  • Korean: 군자 (君子, gunja)
  • Vietnamese: quân tử (君子)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
くん
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

君子(くんし) (kunshi

  1. junzi; man of virtue; high-minded person; noble person

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kanji in this term
きみ
Grade: 3

Grade: 1

君子(きみこ) (Kimiko

  1. A female given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

君子 (gunja) (hangeul 군자)

  1. Hanja form? of 군자 (junzi).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

君子

  1. Hán tự form of quân tử (junzi).