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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.
variant forms

second round simplified

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.
  • Wu

  • 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).

    Synonyms[edit]

    Dialectal synonyms of 睪丸 (“testicle”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Classical Chinese 外腎,
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 睪丸, 精巢
    Mandarin Beijing 卵子兒
    Harbin 卵子兒
    Jinan 球蛋
    Luoyang 蛋子兒,
    Wanrong
    Xi'an 蛋子兒
    Yinchuan 卵子
    Lanzhou 脬子兒,
    Ürümqi 脬卵子, 卵子
    Wuhan 卵子, 卵蛋, 卵坨
    Chengdu , 卵蛋, 蛋蛋, 卵子, 敲敲兒
    Guiyang 卵蛋
    Liuzhou 卵考子, 考子
    Yangzhou 卵蛋, 卵子子
    Nanjing 卵子
    Cantonese Hong Kong , 春子, 波子
    Hong Kong (San Tin Weitou)
    Kuala Lumpur 春仔
    Gan Lichuan 順子
    Pingxiang 卵坨子
    Hakka Meixian 核卵
    Yudu 卵子
    Miaoli (N. Sixian) 核卵
    Liudui (S. Sixian) 核卵
    Hsinchu (Hailu) 核卵
    Dongshi (Dabu) 核卵
    Hsinchu (Raoping) 核卵
    Yunlin (Zhao'an) 核卵
    Hong Kong 核卵
    Sabah 核卵
    Senai
    Singkawang 核卵
    Huizhou Jixi 卵子
    Jin Xinzhou 蛋籽子
    Min Dong Fuzhou 𡳞核子
    Min Nan Xiamen 𡳞核, 腎子
    Quanzhou 𡳞核, 腎子
    Zhangzhou 𡳞核, 腎子
    Taipei 𡳞核, 𡳞脬核仔
    Kaohsiung 𡳞核, 𡳞核仔
    Tainan 𡳞核, 𡳞核仔
    Taichung 𡳞核仔
    Wuqi 𡳞核
    Hsinchu 𡳞核, 𡳞核仔
    Taitung 𡳞核仔
    Lukang 𡳞核, 𡳞核仔
    Sanxia 𡳞核
    Yilan 𡳞核
    Kinmen 𡳞核
    Magong 𡳞核
    Penang 𡳞核, , 𡳞脬子
    Shantou 𡳞核
    Haifeng 𡳞脬核
    Haikou 𡳞脬仁
    Leizhou 𡳞脬子, 𡳞脬核, 核子
    Pinghua Nanning 卵子
    Wu Shanghai 卵子
    Suzhou 卵子
    Hangzhou 卵子
    Wenzhou 卵子, 卵袋子, 陰袋子
    Danyang 卵脬黃, 卵子黃
    Jinhua 老核子
    Ningbo 卵黃, 卵袋黃
    Xiang Loudi 考子, 卵子

    Compounds[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

    1. an egg

    Readings[edit]

    • Go-on: だん (dan)
    • Kan-on: たん (tan)
    • Kun: たまご (tamago, )

    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 )

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    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (đản)

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