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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  ‎(money) – worthy, valuable (like money)

Han character[edit]

(radical 154 +8, 15 strokes, cangjie input 尸水月山金 (SEBUC), four-corner 77806, composition)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1209, character 28
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36822
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1674, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3646, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+8CE2

Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 匣 (33)
Final: 先
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 胡田切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦen/ /ɣien/ /ɣen/ /ɦen/ /ɦɛn/ /ɣien/ /ɣɛn/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
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Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
1337 1 /*ɡiːn/

Definitions[edit]

  1. virtuous, good, clever, wise, worthy
  2. able, capable

Compounds[edit]

  • (Min Nan) 賢慧 (hiân-huē)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. intelligence
  2. clever
  3. quick-witted
  4. sagacious

Readings[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana さとる, romaji Satoru)

  1. A male given name

‎(hiragana まさる, romaji Masaru)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(hyeon) (hangeul , revised hyeon, McCune-Reischauer hyŏn, Yale hyen)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hiền, hèn)

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