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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
安-order.gif
Character
Unicode name CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5B89
Code point U+5B89
Entity number 安
Unicode block CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5B88] [U+5B8A]

Han character[edit]

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

  1. calm, peaceful, tranquil, quiet
  2. safe
  3. why
  4. a surname

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[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

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  + . (A house with a woman = contentment)

Pronunciation[edit]


Dialectal pronunciations ()
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/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (34)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɑn/ /ʔɑn/ /ʔɑn/ /ʔɑn/ /ʔan/ /ɑn/ /ʔɑn/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
ān ‹ ʔan › /*[ʔ]ˤa[n]/ peace(ful)
ān ‹ ʔan › /*[ʔ]ˤa[n]/ how
ān ‹ ʔan › /*[ʔ]ˤa[n]/ 安息 Ānxī (Iranian country in the western regions, W. Hàn; from Aršaka = Arsaces, founder of the Arsacid dynasty)

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
11 1 /*qaːn/

Definitions[edit]

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Compounds[edit]


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 , revised an, McCune-Reischauer an)

  1. Peace, peacefulness.

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(an, yên)

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