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U+5B89, 安
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5B89

[U+5B88]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5B8A]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
安-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 40 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 十女 (JV), four-corner 30404, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 282, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7072
  • Dae Jaweon: page 552, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 913, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+5B89

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
安-oracle.svg 安-bronze.svg 安-bigseal.svg 安-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*qaːn
*qaːn
*qaːn
*qaːn
*qaːns
*qaːns
*qaːns
*qaːns
*qaːns, *qraːns
*qraːns
*qraːns
*qraːns
*qaːd
*qaːd
*qaːd

Ideogrammic compound (會意): (house) + (a woman or a kneeling person) – person in a kneeling position sitting on the heels at home.

Pronunciation[edit]



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /an⁵⁵/
Harbin /an⁴⁴/
/nan⁴⁴/
Tianjin /nan²¹/
Jinan /ŋã²¹³/
Qingdao /ɣã²¹³/
Zhengzhou /an²⁴/
Xi'an /ŋã²¹/
Xining /nã⁴⁴/
Yinchuan /an⁴⁴/
Lanzhou /ɛ̃n³¹/
Ürümqi /an⁴⁴/
Wuhan /ŋan⁵⁵/
Chengdu /ŋan⁵⁵/
Guiyang /ŋan⁵⁵/
/an⁵⁵/
Kunming /ã̠⁴⁴/
Nanjing /aŋ³¹/
Hefei /ʐæ̃²¹/
Jin Taiyuan /ɣæ̃¹¹/
Pingyao /ŋɑŋ¹³/
Hohhot /ŋæ̃³¹/
Wu Shanghai /ø⁵³/
Suzhou /ø⁵⁵/
Hangzhou /ʔẽ̞³³/
Wenzhou /y³³/
Hui Shexian /ŋɛ³¹/
Tunxi /uːə¹¹/
Xiang Changsha /ŋan³³/
Xiangtan /ŋan³³/
Gan Nanchang /ŋɵn⁴²/
Hakka Meixian /on⁴⁴/
Taoyuan /on²⁴/
Cantonese Guangzhou /ɔn⁵³/
Nanning /ɔn⁵⁵/
Hong Kong /ɔn⁵⁵/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /an⁵⁵/
/uã⁵⁵/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /aŋ⁴⁴/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /uiŋ⁵⁴/
Shantou (Min Nan) /aŋ³³/
/uã³³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /aŋ²³/
/ua²³/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (34)
Final () (61)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʔɑn/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʔɑn/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɑn/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʔan/
Li
Rong
/ʔɑn/
Wang
Li
/ɑn/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔɑn/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
ān
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 11
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*qaːn/

Definitions[edit]

  1. calm; peaceful; tranquil; quiet
  2. comfortable; at ease
  3. safe; secure
  4. to calm; to pacify
  5. to feel satisfied with
  6. to find a place for; to plant
  7. to fit; to install
  8. to cherish; to harbour
  9. to confer (a title); to bestow; to put (the blame on someone)
  10. where
  11. how; why
  12. (physics) Short for 安培 (ānpéi, “ampere”).
  13. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic ():

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. (An) Peace, peacefulness.
  2. (Yasui) Cheap.

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(an) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer an)

  1. Peace, peacefulness.

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(an, yên)

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