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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *miːn): semantic  ‎(eye) + phonetic  ‎(OC *min) – close your eyes and go to sleep.

Han character[edit]

(radical 109 +5, 10 strokes, cangjie input 月山口女心 (BURVP), four-corner 67047, composition)

  1. sleep
  2. hibernate

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 805, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23240
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1221, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2483, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+7720

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (85)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/men/
Pan
Wuyun
/men/
Shao
Rongfen
/mɛn/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mɛn/
Li
Rong
/men/
Wang
Li
/mien/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mien/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
mián
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
mián
Middle
Chinese
‹ men ›
Old
Chinese
/*mˤi[n]/
English shut the eyes; sleep

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. 9129
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*miːn/

Definitions[edit]

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References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(myeon) (hangeul , revised myeon, McCune-Reischauer myŏn, Yale myen)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(miên)

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