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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 72 +6, 10 strokes, cangjie input 日十女 (AJV), four-corner 60404, composition)

  1. peaceful, quiet
  2. clear
  3. late in the day

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 495, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13914
  • Dae Jaweon: page 860, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1509, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+664F

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (晏), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 寒
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 烏旰切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɑnH/ /ʔɑnH/ /ʔɑnH/ /ʔɑnH/ /ʔanH/ /ɑnH/ /ʔɑnH/
Character (晏), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 刪
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 烏澗切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɣanH/ /ʔanH/ /ʔanH/ /ʔɯanH/ /ʔaɨnH/ /anH/ /ʔɐnH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yàn ‹ ʔænH › /*ʔˤ<r>a[n]-s/ peace, rest
yàn ‹ ʔenH › /*ʔˤe[n]-s/ rest (v.)

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
19 1 /*qaːns/
20 1 /*qraːns/

Adjective[edit]

  1. late; near the end of a period of time
      ―  yàn  ―  to get up late
  2. late in the day
    / [Cantonese]  ―  aan3 zau3 [Jyutping]  ―  afternoon
  3. sunny and cloudless
  4. peaceful, tranquil, serene
    河清海  ―  héqīng hǎiyàn  ―  the (Yellow) River is clear and the sea is calm; the world is peaceful and prosperous

Synonyms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(an) (hangeul , revised an, McCune-Reischauer an, Yale an)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(yến)

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