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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Large seal script Small seal script
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Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ɢuns): semantic  ‎(motion) + phonetic  ‎(OC *kun)

Han character[edit]

(radical 162 +9, in Chinese 13 strokes, in Japanese 12 strokes, cangjie input 卜月十十 (YBJJ), four-corner 37304, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1261, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 38998
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1752, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3866, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+904B

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: (35)
Final: (59)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Closed
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: yùn
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɦɨunH/ /ɦiunH/ /ɣiuənH/ /ɦunH/ /ɣiuənH/ /ɣĭuənH/ /i̯uənH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yùn ‹ hjunH › /*[ɢ]ʷər-s/ turn round, move

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
7341 2 /*ɢuns/

Verb[edit]

  1. to move, to ship, to transport, to carry
  2. to use, to utilize

Noun[edit]

  1. fortune, luck, fate

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • in CEDICT on MDBG

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. To drive
  2. To manage, to run
  3. To ship, to transport
  4. luck, fortune
    がいい
    うんがいい
    un ga ii
    To have luck/be lucky

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(un) (hangeul , revised un, McCune-Reischauer un, Yale wun)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vận, nảy, vần, vẩn, vặn, vờn)

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