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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 75 +6, 10 strokes, cangjie input 木日女 (DAV), four-corner 47932)

  1. root, base(d on)
  2. foundation

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 524, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14745
  • Dae Jaweon: page 912, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1208, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+6839

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 痕
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 古痕切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kən/ /kən/ /kən/ /kən/ /kən/ /kən/ /kən/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
gēn ‹ kon › /*[k]ˤə[r]/ root, trunk

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
3920 1 /*kɯːn/

Noun[edit]

(classifier )

  1. root
  2. basis
  3. (chemistry) radical

Classifier[edit]

  1. classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana , romaji ne)

  1. a root
  2. the source; the root
  3. nature; one's character that one have by birth

Synonyms[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. root
  2. base, foundation

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(geun) (hangeul , revised geun, McCune-Reischauer kŭn, Yale kun)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(căn, cằn, cỗi)

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