平凡

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Chinese[edit]

 
flat; level; equal; to make the same score; to tie; to draw; calm; peaceful
 
ordinary; every; all; whatever; worldly
simp. and trad.
(平凡)

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Adjective[edit]

平凡

  1. ordinary; simple; uneventful; mediocre; common; routine
  2. (mathematics) trivial

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  • (ordinary):
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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (平凡):
  • Japanese: 平凡(へいぼん) (heibon)
  • Korean: 평범 (平凡, pyeongbeom)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
へい
Grade: 3
ぼん
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 平凡 (bjæng bjom, literally even, flat + in every case). Compare modern Min Nan reading pêng-hôan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

平凡(へいぼん) (heibon-na (adnominal 平凡(へいぼん) (heibon na), adverbial 平凡(へいぼん) (heibon ni))

  1. mediocre, ordinary
    平凡(へいぼん)(せい)()()平凡(へいぼん)才能(さいのう)
    heibon na seijika, heibon na sainō
    a mediocre politician, an ordinary talent

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Noun[edit]

平凡(へいぼん) (heibon

  1. mediocrity

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

平凡 (pyeongbeom) (hangeul 평범)

  1. Hanja form? of 평범 (mediocrity).