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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 (first edition): volume 4, page 2845, character 18
  • Unihan data for U+86CB

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
alternative forms

second round simplified

Glyph origin[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “related to 彈?”)

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • tàn - vernacular;
  • tān - literary.
Note: duan1 - unlaid egg.

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 (Classifier: m;  c)
    /   ―  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]

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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