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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  ‎(woman) + phonetic  – a kind of woman, a court lady or maid. 賓 also means “obey, submit”, hence connotations of “an obedient woman, a maid”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 38 +14, 17 strokes, cangjie input 女十一金 (VJMC), four-corner 43486, composition)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 272, character 37
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6819
  • Dae Jaweon: page 541, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1087, character 19
  • Unihan data for U+5B2A

Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 並 (3)
Final: 眞
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 符眞切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/biɪn/ /bʱi̯ĕn/ /biĕn/ /bin/ /bin/ /bĭĕn/ /bjen/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
849 1 /*bin/

Definitions[edit]

  1. court lady
  2. palace maid
  3. (archaic) a posthumous name for wives in Zhou ritual

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 別嬪 (べっぴん, beppin)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(bin) (hangeul , revised bin, McCune-Reischauer pin)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tần)

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