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Translingual[edit]

Taiwanese stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

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Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Ideogram (指事) - + . This character was originally a proper noun of some sort, and is believed to be the name of an ancient city.

Han character[edit]

(radical 170 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 弓中木田 (NLDW), four-corner 75296, composition)

  1. exhibit, display
  2. plead
  3. (archaic) ancient
  4. a surname, listed tenth in the Baijiaxing

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1353, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41698
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1856, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4136, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9673

Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

  1. (Exists in compound only) To explain.
    /   ―  chénshù  ―  to describe

Adjective[edit]

  1. (Exists in compound only) Old, ancient.
    /   ―  chénnián  ―  old

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​. Chen.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • (Hokkien dialect) Tagalog: Tan

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. Alternative form of

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jin) (hangeul , revised jin, McCune-Reischauer chin, Yale cin)

  1. To spread, to lay out, to unfold.

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(trần, trận, rần, trằn, trườn, chằn, dằn)

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Readings[edit]

References[edit]

  • Thiều Chửu : Hán Việt Tự Điển Hà Nội 1942
  • Trần Văn Chánh: Từ Điển Hán Việt NXB Trẻ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999
  • Vũ Văn Kính: Đại Tự Điển Chữ Nôm , NXB Văn Nghệ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999