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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 120 +5, 11 strokes, cangjie input 女火田 (VFW), four-corner 26900, composition)

  1. fine, tiny
  2. slender, thin
  3. (of a sound) quiet

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 919, character 36
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27344
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1351, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3380, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+7D30

Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (16)
Final: (39)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: IV
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: xì
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/seiH/ /seiH/ /sɛiH/ /sɛjH/ /seiH/ /sieiH/ /sieiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ sejH › /*[s]ˤe(k)-s/ small, minute

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
13834 1 /*snɯːls/

Definitions[edit]

  1. fine
    /   ―    ―  thickness
  2. delicate
  3. thorough; detailed
    /   ―  kàn  ―  to carefully examine
  4. (literary, Cantonese, Hakka, Min Nan) Synonym of .
    1. small; tiny; little
      點解 / 点解 [Cantonese]  ―  Dim2 gaai2 wui5 gam3 sai3 ge2? [Jyutping]  ―  Why is it so small?
    2. young; little
      / [Cantonese]  ―  Nei5 zung6 sai3 me1! [Jyutping]  ―  [Do you think that] you're still a child?

Antonyms[edit]

  • (fine): (, “coarse”)
  • (small): (, “large”)
  • (young): (, “grown up”)

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. thin, fine
  2. slender

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(se) (hangeul , revised se, McCune-Reischauer se, Yale sye)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tế, tới, , , tỉ)

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