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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 170 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 弓中人戈戈 (NLOII), four-corner 78231, composition)

  1. 'female' principle: yin
  2. dark, shadow, shade
  3. secret

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1353, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41691
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1855, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4138, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+9670

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping jam1, Yale yam1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かげ, romaji kage)

  1. shadow, shade

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eum) (hangeul , revised eum, McCune-Reischauer ŭm, Yale um)


Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin yīn (yin1), yìn (yin4), ān (an1))

Compounds[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin yīn, simplified )

  1. (literary) cloudy; overcast
  2. (literary) hidden
  3. (literary) negative

Noun[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin yīn, simplified )

  1. (literary) shade
  2. (literary) moon

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(âm, ơm)

Compounds[edit]