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U+5C0B, 尋
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5C0B

[U+5C0A]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5C0C]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

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]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
尋-oracle.svg 尋-seal.svg 尋-bigseal.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) +  (hand) – to seek out, with hands and mouth (asking).

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

Etymology 1[edit]

trad.
simp.
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Pronunciation[edit]


Note: xín - dialectal and vernacular, in words such as 尋思 and 尋死.
Note:
  • siâm - vernacular;
  • sîm - literary.
  • Wu

    • 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
    BaxterSagart 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; to search; to look for
    2. ancient
    3. A surname​.
    Synonyms[edit]
    Dialectal synonyms of (“to look for, to seek, to search for”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Classical Chinese
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 尋找
    Mandarin Beijing
    Taiwan
    Jinan
    Xi'an
    Wuhan
    Chengdu
    Yangzhou
    Hefei
    Cantonese Guangzhou
    Hong Kong
    Taishan
    Yangjiang
    Gan Nanchang
    Hakka Meixian
    Miaoli (N. Sixian)
    Liudui (S. Sixian)
    Hsinchu (Hailu)
    Dongshi (Dabu)
    Zhuolan (Raoping)
    Yunlin (Zhao'an)
    Jin Taiyuan
    Min Bei Jian'ou
    Min Dong Fuzhou
    Min Nan Xiamen
    Quanzhou
    Zhangzhou
    Taipei
    Kaohsiung
    Tainan
    Taichung
    Hsinchu
    Lukang
    Sanxia
    Yilan
    Kinmen
    Magong
    Penang
    Chaozhou
    Shantou
    Wu Suzhou
    Wenzhou
    Xiang Changsha
    Shuangfeng

    Compounds[edit]

    Etymology 2[edit]

    trad.
    simp.
    variant forms

    See 尋日寻日.

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Definitions[edit]

    1. (Cantonese) yesterday

    Compounds[edit]


    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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