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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  + 

Han character[edit]

(radical 72 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 日心心 (APP), four-corner 60711, composition)

  1. elder brother
  2. descendants

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 490, character 39
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13792
  • Dae Jaweon: page 852, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1489, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+6606

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 魂
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 古渾切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kuən/ /kuən/ /kuən/ /kuon/ /kwən/ /kuən/ /kuən/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
kūn ‹ kwon › /*[k]ˤu[n]/ elder brother

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
7519 2 /*kuːn/ 金文象日下二人比肩同作,造意同眾而省文,如夕月異語共義轉註例

Definitions[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. A swarm of or an organism that swarms (e.g. bugs), an organism that forms in large groups (e.g. kombu)
  2. elder brother
  3. descendants, great-great-great-great grandchild

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gon, hon) (hangeul , , revised gon, hon, McCune-Reischauer kon, hon, Yale kon, hon)

  1. (맏형 곤, mat-hyeong-): the eldest brother

See also[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(con, côn, gon)

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