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U+5C0B, 尋
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5C0B

[U+5C0A]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5C0C]
See also:

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Large seal script Small seal script
尋-oracle.svg 尋-bigseal.svg 尋-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*l̥ʰuːmʔ, *ljum
*l̥ʰuːmʔ
*l'uːm
*zluːm, *ɦljom, *ljum
*ljom, *ljum
*ljum
*ljum
*ljum
*ljum

Ideogrammic compound (會意): (work) + (mouth, talk) + (hand) – to seek out, with hands and mouth (asking).

Note that top hand is not in 又 shape, but rather resembles ; this is an earlier form of hand (fingers); see etymology of 又.

Han character[edit]

(radical 41 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 尸一一口戈 (SMMRI), four-corner 17346, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 295, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7447
  • Dae Jaweon: page 586, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 510, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5C0B

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /ɕyn³⁵/
/ɕin³⁵/
Harbin /ɕyn²⁴/ ~找
/ɕin²⁴/ ~思
Tianjin /ɕin⁴⁵/
/ɕyn⁴⁵/
Jinan /ɕyẽ⁴²/
Qingdao /syə̃⁵⁵/
Zhengzhou /syn⁴²/
Xi'an /ɕiẽ²⁴/
Xining /ɕiə̃²⁴/
Yinchuan /ɕyŋ⁵³/
Lanzhou /ɕỹn⁵³/
Ürümqi /ɕyŋ⁵¹/
Wuhan /ɕin²¹³/
Chengdu /ɕyn³¹/
Guiyang /ɕin²¹/
Kunming /ɕĩ¹/
Nanjing /t͡sʰin²⁴/
/sin²⁴/
/syn²⁴/
Hefei /ɕin⁵⁵/
Jin Taiyuan /ɕiəŋ¹¹/
Pingyao /ɕiŋ¹³/
Hohhot /ɕĩŋ³¹/
Wu Shanghai /ʑiŋ²³/
Suzhou /zin¹³/
Hangzhou /d͡ʑin²¹³/
Wenzhou /zaŋ³¹/
Hui Shexian /t͡sʰiʌ̃⁴⁴/
Tunxi /t͡sʰin⁴⁴/
Xiang Changsha /t͡sin¹³/
Xiangtan /d͡zin¹²/
Gan Nanchang /t͡sʰin²⁴/
Hakka Meixian /t͡sʰim¹¹/
Taoyuan /t͡sʰim¹¹/
Cantonese Guangzhou /t͡sʰɐm²¹/
Nanning /t͡sʰɐm²¹/
Hong Kong /t͡sʰɐm²¹/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /sim³⁵/
/siam³⁵/ 量词
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /siŋ⁵³/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /t͡seiŋ²¹/
Shantou (Min Nan) /t͡sʰim⁵⁵/
Haikou (Min Nan) /sim³¹/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (17)
Final () (139)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ziɪm/
Pan
Wuyun
/zim/
Shao
Rongfen
/zjem/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/zim/
Li
Rong
/ziəm/
Wang
Li
/zĭĕm/
Bernard
Karlgren
/zi̯əm/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
xín
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
xún xún
Middle
Chinese
‹ zim › ‹ zim ›
Old
Chinese
/*sə-l[ə]m/ (< *-um ?) /*sə-l[ə]m/
English warm up measure of 8 chǐ 尺

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
No. 14127
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ljum/
Notes

Definitions[edit]

  1. to seek, search, look for
    啥人 [Shanghainese, trad.]
    啥人 [Shanghainese, simp.]
    Hello, who are you looking for?
  2. ancient

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. fathom

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(sim) (hangeul )

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tầm, tìm, tùm, chầm)

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