鮮卑

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See also: 鲜卑

Chinese[edit]

few; rare; fresh
 
low; base; vulgar; inferior; humble
trad. (鮮卑)
simp. (鲜卑)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/3 1/1
Initial () (16) (1)
Final () (77) (11)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/siᴇn/ /piᴇ/
Pan
Wuyun
/siɛn/ /piɛ/
Shao
Rongfen
/sjæn/ /pjɛ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/sian/ /piə̆/
Li
Rong
/siɛn/ /pie/
Wang
Li
/sĭɛn/ /pǐe/
Bernard
Karlgren
/si̯ɛn/ /pie̯/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
xiān
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 2/3 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
xiān bēi
Middle
Chinese
‹ sjen › ‹ pjie ›
Old
Chinese
/*s[a]r/ /*pe/
English 鮮卑 *s[a]r.pe Xiānbēi 鮮卑 *s[a]r.pe Xiānbēi

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
Reading # 1/3 1/1
No. 13490 368
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*sen/ /*pe/
Notes

Proper noun[edit]

鮮卑

  1. (historical) Xianbei (group of northern nomadic peoples)
  2. A surname​.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せん
Grade: S
ひ > ぴ
Grade: S
on’yomi
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Proper noun[edit]

鮮卑 (hiragana せんぴ, rōmaji Senpi)

  1. Xianbei (group of northern nomadic peoples)

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Proper noun[edit]

鮮卑 (Seonbi) (hangeul 선비)

  1. Xianbei (group of northern nomadic peoples)

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Proper noun[edit]

鮮卑

  1. Hán tự form of Tiên Ti (Xianbei (group of northern nomadic peoples)).