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Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Ideogram (指事):  + : hands (廾) placing a hat (厶) on someone’s head.

Han character[edit]

(radical 55 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 戈廿 (IT) or X戈廿 (XIT), four-corner 23440, composition)

  1. conical cap worn during Zhou dynasty

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 353, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9588
  • Dae Jaweon: page 668, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 514, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+5F01

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (3)
Final: (79)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: Chongniu III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: biàn
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/bɣiᴇnH/ /bɯiɛnH/ /biænH/ /bianH/ /bjɛnH/ /bĭɛnH/ /bʱi̯ɛnH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
biàn ‹ bjenH › /*C.[b]ro[n]-s/ cap

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
757 3 /*brons/

Definitions[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 関西弁 ‎(kansaiben, Kansai dialect).
  • 花弁 ‎(kaben, petal).

Usage notes[edit]

In Japan, this character is shinjitai of 4 characters, , , , and . Furthermore, in modern usage, this character is used to simplify and .

Suffix[edit]

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana べん, romaji ben)

  1. dialect

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana べん, romaji ben)

  1. discrimination

Etymology 2[edit]

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana べん, romaji ben)

  1. petal

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(byeon, ban) (hangeul , , revised byeon, ban, McCune-Reischauer pyŏn, pan, Yale pyen, pan)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(biền, biện)

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