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See also: and 𬮴

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic .

Han character[edit]

(radical 169 +9, 17 strokes, cangjie input 日弓卜廿日 (ANYTA), four-corner 77601, composition)

  1. close, shut
  2. dark, dismal

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1338, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41421
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1843, character 34
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4309, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+95C7

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified 𬮴, Jyutping am3, Yale am3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. dark, darkness

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Added to the jōyō kanji list on 30 November 2010; previously classified as jinmeiyō kanji.

See also[edit]

  • (Tōyō character written in place of this character)

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
やみ
Grade: S
kun'yomi

From Old Japanese. Ultimate roots uncertain. May be cognate with 病む (yamu, to be ill), 止む (yamu, to stop, to quit), 黄泉 (yomi, land of the dead).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana やみ, romaji yami)

  1. the dark, darkness

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
あん
Grade: S
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese (ʔəm, dark).

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana あん, romaji an)

  1. darkness, the dark
  2. a dark place
  3. (Buddhism) darkness, as a metaphor for worldly desires

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(am) (hangeul , revised am, McCune-Reischauer am, Yale am)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified 𬮴, Pinyin àn (an4), Wade-Giles an4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ám)

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