斷袖

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Chinese[edit]

 
to break; to judge; absolutely; decidedly
sleeve
trad. (斷袖)
simp. (断袖)
Literally: “cut sleeve”.
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Etymology[edit]

From the story of Emperor Ai of Han with his official Dong Xian.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/3 2/3 1/1
Initial () (5) (7) (17)
Final () (62) (62) (136)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Rising (X) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed Open
Division () I I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/tuɑnX/ /duɑnX/ /zɨuH/
Pan
Wuyun
/tʷɑnX/ /dʷɑnX/ /ziuH/
Shao
Rongfen
/tuɑnX/ /duɑnX/ /ziəuH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/twanX/ /dwanX/ /zuwH/
Li
Rong
/tuɑnX/ /duɑnX/ /ziuH/
Wang
Li
/tuɑnX/ /duɑnX/ /zĭəuH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/tuɑnX/ /dʱuɑnX/ /zi̯ə̯uH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
duǎn duàn xiù

Noun[edit]

斷袖

  1. (figuratively) male homosexuality
  2. (figuratively) male homosexual; gay

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