Variant of 麵, simplified from 麵 (麥 → 麦). The modern Japanese usage is of reform (shinjitai) nature.
麺 (radical 199 麦+9, 16 strokes, cangjie input 手水一田中 (QEMWL), composition ⿰麦面(GV) or ⿺麦面(J))
- KangXi: not present, would follow page 1514, character 57
- Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 7, page 4605, character 12
- Unihan data for U+9EBA
|For pronunciation and definitions of 麺 – see 麵.
(This character, 麺, is a variant form of 麵.)
(common “Jōyō” kanji, shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form 麵)
From Middle Chinese 麵.
麺 (hiragana めん, rōmaji men)