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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意): 𤤴 ‎(two jade) +  ‎(knife)

To cut jade to pieces with knife.

Han character[edit]

(radical 96 +6, 10 strokes, cangjie input 一土戈中土 (MGILG), four-corner 11114)

  1. class, group, grade
  2. squad
  3. job

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 731, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20976
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1142, character 29
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1113, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+73ED

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: (1)
Final: (69)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: II
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: bān
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/pɣan/ /pɯan/ /pɐn/ /paɨn/ /pan/ /pan/ /pan/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
bān ‹ pæn › /*pˤ<r>an/ divide, distribute

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
224 1 /*praːn/

Noun[edit]

  1. (school) class, group
  2. (military) squad

Usage notes[edit]

Classifier[edit]

  1. group

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. group, party, section

Readings[edit]

Suffix[edit]

‎(hiragana はん, romaji -han)

  1. group, party
  2. (military) section

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ban) (hangeul , revised ban, McCune-Reischauer pan, Yale pan)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ban, băn)

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