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U+6697, 暗
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6697

[U+6696]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+6698]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 72, +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 日卜廿日 (AYTA), four-corner 60061, composition)

  1. dark
  2. obscure
  3. in secret, covert

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 498, character 27
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14065
  • Dae Jaweon: page 866, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 2, page 1526, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+6697

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Small seal script
暗-seal.svg

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: The zero initial /∅-/ is commonly pronounced with a ng-initial /ŋ-/ in some varieties of Cantonese, including Hong Kong Cantonese.
Note:
  • am3 - Chaozhou;
  • ang3 - Chenghai.
  • Wu

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Initial () (34)
    Final () (159)
    Tone (調) Departing (H)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () I
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /ʔʌmH/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /ʔəmH/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /ʔɒmH/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /ʔəmH/
    Li
    Rong
    /ʔᴀmH/
    Wang
    Li
    /ɒmH/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /ʔămH/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    àn
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    àn
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ ʔomH ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*qˁum-s/
    English dark

    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 # 1/1
    No. 15213
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    1
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*qɯːms/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. dark (without light); dim
    2. secret; covert

    Compounds[edit]

    Antonyms[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

    1. darkness

    Readings[edit]

    See also[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    Kanji in this term
    あん
    Grade: 3

    From Middle Chinese (MC ʔʌmH).

    The kan'on reading, so likely a later borrowing.

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    (あん) (an

    1. darkness

    Affix[edit]

    (あん) (an

    1. dark
    2. blackish
    3. foolish
    4. secret; covert
    5. memorize; recite from memory

    Derived terms[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (am) (hangeul , revised am, McCune–Reischauer am, Yale am)

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    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (ám)

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