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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a pictogram of a woman with vagina emphasized: breasts on top (compare and ), vagina at cross on bottom (in previous forms often a dot instead): the source of people, hence “populace”.[1]

Han character[edit]

(radical 83 +1, 5 strokes, cangjie input 口女心 (RVP), four-corner 77747)

  1. people, subjects, citizens

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ”, Richard Sears, Chinese Etymology
  • KangXi: page 598, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17028
  • Dae Jaweon: page 988, character 32
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2131, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6C11

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping man4, Yale man4)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 民意 (みんい, min'i)
  • 民間 (みんかん, minkan)
  • 民業 (みんぎょう, mingyō)
  • 民権 (みんけん, minken)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(min)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: min, McCune-Reischauer: min, Yale: min)
  • Name (hangeul): 백성 (revised: baekseong, McCune-Reischauer: paeksŏng, Yale: paykseng)
  1. (백성): the people, the populace, the nation

Compounds[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  1. ^ 民心, 天心. vox populi, vox dei. (The voice of the people is the voice of God.) The one may be a calque of the other, or vice versa.

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin mín (min2), méng (meng2), Wade-Giles meng2, min2)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(min)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA bîn (bin5))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dân, rân)

Noun[edit]

  1. Hán form of dân