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See also:
U+8FAF, 辯
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8FAF

[U+8FAE]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8FB0]

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Han character[edit]

(radical 160, +14, 21 strokes, cangjie input 卜十卜口十 (YJYRJ), four-corner 00441, composition辛)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1252, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 38677
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1732, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 6, page 4045, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8FAF

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.
alternative forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *brenʔ): phonetic (OC *prenʔ, *brenʔ) + semantic (say).

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with (OC *breːns, *brenʔ, “to distinguish”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • biang6 - Shantou;
  • biêng6 - Chaozhou.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (3)
Final () (79)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () Chongniu III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/bˠiᴇnX/
Pan
Wuyun
/bᵚiɛnX/
Shao
Rongfen
/biænX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/bianX/
Li
Rong
/bjɛnX/
Wang
Li
/bĭɛnX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/bʱi̯ɛnX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
biàn
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
biàn
Middle
Chinese
‹ bjenX ›
Old
Chinese
/*[b]renʔ/
English distinguish, dispute (v.)

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
Reading # 1/1
No. 786
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*brenʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to debate; to argue; to discuss
  2. Alternative form of (biàn, “to distinguish; to differentiate”).

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(べん) (ben (kyūjitai, shinjitai )

  1. dialect

Usage notes[edit]

In modern Japanese, , , has been simplified to one character, .


Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese (MC bˠiᴇnX).

Historical readings

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [pjʌ̹(ː)n]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)]
    • Long vowel distinction only applies at the initial position. Most speakers no longer distinguish vowel length at any position.

Hanja[edit]

Korean Wikisource has texts containing the hanja:

Wikisource

(eumhun 말씀 (malsseum byeon))

  1. Hanja form? of (debate; discuss).

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • 국제퇴계학회 대구경북지부 (國際退溪學會 大邱慶北支部) (2007). Digital Hanja Dictionary, 전자사전/電子字典. [1]

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

: Hán Nôm readings: biện

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