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U+6241, 扁
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6241

[U+6240]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+6242]

Translingual[edit]

Japanese
Simplified
Traditional

Han character[edit]

(radical 63 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 竹尸月廿 (HSBT) or 戈尸月廿 (ISBT) or X戈尸月廿 (XISBT), four-corner 30227, composition or ⿸ or ⿸)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 415, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11724
  • Dae Jaweon: page 760, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2261, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+6241

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*preːn, *praːn
鯿 *praːn, *pen
*pen, *peːn, *peːnʔ
*pen
*penʔ
*pʰen
*pʰen, *pʰens
*pʰen
*pʰen
*pʰen, *benʔ, *peːnʔ, *beːnʔ
*pʰen, *peːn, *peːnʔ
*pʰens
*pʰens
*ben, *brenʔ, *benʔ
*ben, *beːn
*peːn
*peːn
*peːn, *binʔ
*peːn
*peːn, *beːn
*peːnʔ
*peːnʔ
*peːnʔ
*peːnʔ
*peːns
*peːns
*peːns, *ɢʷaʔ, *qʰʷan
*beːnʔ

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (door) +  (bamboo tablets) – to inscribe on the door.

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Note:
  • bēng - vernacular;
  • biēng - literary.
  • Min Nan
  • Note:
    • pián - literary;
    • píⁿ/pín/pún - vernacular.
  • Wu

  • Rime
    Character
    Reading # 2/4 4/4 3/4
    Initial () (1) (3) (3)
    Final () (85) (77) (85)
    Tone (調) Rising (X) Rising (X) Rising (X)
    Openness (開合) Open Open Open
    Division () IV III IV
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /penX/ /biᴇnX/ /benX/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /penX/ /biɛnX/ /benX/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /pɛnX/ /bjænX/ /bɛnX/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /pɛnX/ /bianX/ /bɛnX/
    Li
    Rong
    /penX/ /biɛnX/ /benX/
    Wang
    Li
    /pienX/ /bĭɛnX/ /bienX/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /pienX/ /bʱi̯ɛnX/ /bʱienX/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    biǎn biàn biàn
    Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    biǎn
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ penX ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*pˤe[r]ʔ/
    English flat and thin

    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 # 3/4 2/4 4/4
    No. 732 724 744
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    2 2 2
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*peːnʔ/ /*benʔ/ /*beːnʔ/
    Definitions[edit]

    1. flat and thin (like a pancake)
        ―  cǎibiǎn  ―  to trample flat
    2. to inscribe on the door
    3. to curl one's lips
    4. to underestimate; to underrate
    5. (dialectal) to beat; to give someone a good beating
    6. (dialectal) to hide in the waist
    7. Original form of (biǎn, “horizontal inscribed board; tablet; signboard”).
    8. A surname​.
    See also[edit]
    • ()
    • (píng, “flat; smooth; level”)
    Compounds[edit]

    Pronunciation 2[edit]



    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/4
    Initial () (2)
    Final () (77)
    Tone (調) Level (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () III
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /pʰiᴇn/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /pʰiɛn/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /pʰjæn/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /pʰian/
    Li
    Rong
    /pʰiɛn/
    Wang
    Li
    /pʰĭɛn/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /pʰi̯ɛn/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    piān
    Zhengzhang system (2003)
    Character
    Reading # 1/4
    No. 715
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    2
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*pʰen/
    Definitions[edit]

    1. small; little; narrow
    2. Alternative form of (piān, “out-of-the-way; remote; one-sided”).
    Compounds[edit]

    Etymology 2[edit]

    For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“common knotgrass, Polygonum aviculare”).
    (This character, , is the second-round simplified form of .)
    Notes:

    Etymology 3[edit]

    For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“a kind of bean with flat pods”).
    (This character, , is the second-round simplified form of .)
    Notes:

    Etymology 4[edit]

    For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
    (This character, , is the second-round simplified form of .)
    Notes:

    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

    1. flat (adjective)

    Readings[edit]


    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (pyeon, byeon)

    • Eumhun:
      • Sound (hangeul): , (revised: pyeon, byeon, McCune-Reischauer: p'yŏn, pyŏn, Yale: phyen, pyen)
      • Name (hangeul): 작을
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    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    扁 (biển, bẽn, bên, thiên)

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