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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 31 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 田火手山 (WFQU), X田火手山 (XWFQU), composition)

  1. to circle
  2. a circle
  3. corral

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 220, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4815
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 1, page 722, character 13
  • Unihan data for U+570F

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Jyutping hyun1, Yale hyun1)

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References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. sphere, area, region

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
けん
Grade: S
on'yomi

/kwen//ken/

From Middle Chinese ‎(kyuen?, to circle something; a corral).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana けん, romaji ken, historical hiragana くゑん)

  1. a bounded area, a sphere, a region
    首都 (しゅと) (けん)
    shutoken
    the capital area → the Tokyo metropolitan region
    英語 (えいご) (けん)
    eigoken
    the English [language] area → the Anglophone world, the Anglosphere
    この (けん)構成 (こうせい)は...
    Kono ken no kōsei wa ...
    The composition of this region... (mathematics)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gwon) (hangeul , revised gwon, McCune-Reischauer kwŏn)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Pinyin quān (quan1), Wade-Giles ch'üan1)

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