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Translingual[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (The bottom () has been abbreviated into )
  • (Based on the seal script form of the character)

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Small seal script
焚-oracle.svg 焚-seal.svg

Ideogrammic compound (會意) - fire () + trees (, duplicated into ); hence the definition "burn". The seal script form has two diagonal crosses between the two trees () symbolizng bushes.

Han character[edit]

(radical 86 +8, 12 strokes, cangjie input 木木火 (DDF), four-corner 44809, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 673, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19100
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1081, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2208, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+711A

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (3)
Final () (59)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/bɨun/
Pan
Wuyun
/biun/
Shao
Rongfen
/biuən/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/bun/
Li
Rong
/biuən/
Wang
Li
/bĭuən/
Bernard
Karlgren
/bʱi̯uən/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fén
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
fén
Middle
Chinese
‹ bjun ›
Old
Chinese
/*[b]u[n]/
English burn (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
Reading # 1/1
No. 3195
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*bun/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to burn

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(bun) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer pun, Yale pun)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phần, phàn, phừng)

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