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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Han character[edit]

(radical 172 +4, 12 strokes, cangjie input 一人人土 (MOOG), four-corner 71214)

  1. wild goose (as opposed to a domesticated goose, )

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1364, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41960
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1868, character 22
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4093, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+96C1

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale ngaan6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

  1. (기러기 안, gireogi-): wild goose, whose skein flies in wedge or cuneiform, in contrast with (거위 아, geowi-a), the domestic goose that would not fly at all.

Compounds[edit]

  • 家雁 (가안, ga-an) domestic goose, literally, house goose.

See also[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (ya1), (ya2), yàn (yan4), Wade-Giles ya1, ya2, yen4)