珍珠

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Chinese[edit]

precious thing; treasure bead; pearl
trad. (珍珠/真珠) /
simp. (珍珠)
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Etymology[edit]

From  ("precious") +  ("bead; pearl"). Pearls were previously called 真珠 (“true pearls”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (珍珠, reconstructed)
Character (珍), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 知 (9)
Final: 眞
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 陟鄰切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʈiɪn/ /ȶi̯ĕn/ /ȶiĕn/ /ʈin/ /ʈin/ /ȶĭĕn/ /ȶjen/
Character (珠), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 章 (23)
Final: 虞
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 章俱切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ɕɨo/ /t͡ɕi̯u/ /t͡ɕio/ /t͡ɕio/ /cuə̆/ /t͡ɕĭu/ /t͡ɕio/

Noun[edit]

珍珠 (classifier )

  1. pearl
  2. tapioca pearl

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (珍珠):

Others:


Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

珍珠 ‎(jinju) ‎(hangeul 진주)

  1. Hanja form? of 진주, “pearl”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

珍珠

  1. Hán tự form of trân châu, "pearl"