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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

平 平 平
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 51 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 一火十 (MFJ), four-corner 10409, composition)

  1. flat, level, even
  2. peace, peaceful
  3. pacification, pacified territory (used in place names of conquered lands)
  4. A family name, number 95 of the Baijiaxing
  5. A given name

Usage notes[edit]

The two dots 丷 formerly appeared inverted like 八. However, computer encodings of Chinese do not distinguish the two forms separately.

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 339, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9167
  • Dae Jaweon: page 646, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 407, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5E73

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping peng4, ping4, Yale peng4, ping4)

Adjective[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Jyutping peng4)

  1. cheap

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana たいら, romaji Taira)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(pyeong, pyeon) (hangeul [[, ]], revised pyeong, pyeon, McCune-Reischauer p'yŏng, p'yŏn)

  1. (평평하다, pyeongpyeong-hada) to be flat, level, plane

Derived terms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin bīng (bing1), píng (ping2), Píng (Ping2), Wade-Giles ping1, p'ing2, P'ing2)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*bhiæng)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA pîng (ping5), pênn (penn5), pînn (pinn5), piânn (piann5))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bình, bằng, bường, biền)

Compounds[edit]

Readings[edit]

  • Nôm: bình, bằng, bường

References[edit]

  • Thiều Chửu: Hán Việt Tự Điển, Hà Nội, 1942
  • Trần Văn Chánh: Từ Điển Hán Việt NXB Trẻ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999
  • Vũ Văn Kính: Đại Tự Điển Chữ Nôm, NXB Văn Nghệ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999
  • Nom Foundation