紛紛

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See also: 纷纷

Chinese[edit]

numerous; confused; disorderly numerous; confused; disorderly
trad. (紛紛)
simp. (纷纷)

Etymology[edit]

Ideophonic: A reduplication of (OC *pʰɯn, “silk ribbon; disordered, confused → numerous”). Attested in Guanzi and Mengzi, meaning "disorderly, confused". Possibly cognate with (OC *ban, “annoyed; numerous”), (OC *baːl, *baːn, *ban, “numerous”).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (2)
Final () (59)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pʰɨun/
Pan
Wuyun
/pʰiun/
Shao
Rongfen
/pʰiuən/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/pʰun/
Li
Rong
/pʰiuən/
Wang
Li
/pʰĭuən/
Bernard
Karlgren
/pʰi̯uən/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fēn
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 3155
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*pʰɯn/
Notes

Adjective[edit]

紛紛

  1. (ideophonic) numerous and confused; in droves; in great numbers

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

紛紛

  1. (ideophonic) one after another; in succession