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See also:
U+86CB, 蛋
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-86CB

[U+86CA]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+86CC]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 142 +5, 11 strokes, cangjie input 弓人中一戈 (NOLMI), four-corner 17136, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1081, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32977
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1549, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2845, character 18
  • Unihan data for U+86CB

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
alt. forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*l'aːn
*l'aːnʔ
*l'aːnʔ
*l'aːns
*slan, *l̥ʰjans
*ljan, *lans
*l̥ʰan, *hljan
*l̥ʰan
*ɦljan, *lan
*hljan, *lan
*hljan
*hljan
*lan, *lans
*lan
*lan
*lan, *lans
*lan
*lan
*lan, *lans

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *l'aːns): phonetic  (OC *lan, *lans) + semantic  (snake, insect). is abbreviated to .

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “related to 彈?”

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • tàn - vernacular;
  • tān - literary.

Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 14245
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*l'aːns/
Notes

Definitions[edit]

  1. egg
    /   ―  dàn  ―  chicken egg
    /   ―  dàn  ―  eggshell
  2. egg-shaped object
      ―  tiàodàn  ―  love egg
  3. (slang) ball; testicle
  4. suffix denoting “person of certain characteristics”, usually with a pejorative tone
      ―  shǎdàn  ―  goofball
  5. Alternative form of (dàn).

See also[edit]

  • (luǎn, “egg”)

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. an egg

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Seldom used in Japanese. Not used in isolation.

The egg sense and tamago reading is more commonly spelled either 玉子 or .


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(dan) (hangeul , revised dan, McCune-Reischauer tan, Yale tan)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đản)

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