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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
鼻-order.gif

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Alternative forms[edit]

The form of this character differs slightly between China and Japan:

in China: ,
in Japan:

That is, in China the bottom is (strokes T-junction), while in Japan the bottom is (strokes cross).

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Small seal script
鼻-seal.svg

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *blids): semantic  ‎(nose) + phonetic  ‎(OC *pids).

Han character[edit]

(radical 209 +0, 14 strokes, cangjie input 竹山田一中 (HUWML), four-corner 26446, composition)

  1. nose
  2. first
  3. KangXi radical 209

Usage notes[edit]

has lost its sense as “nose” (now means “self”), and 鼻 is now used to mean “nose”.

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1530, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48498
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2066, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4779, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9F3B

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *bi.

Pronunciation[edit]



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /pi³⁵/
Harbin /pi²⁴/
Tianjin /pi⁴⁵/
Jinan /pi⁴²/
Qingdao /pi⁴²/
Zhengzhou /pi⁴²/
Xi'an /pi²⁴/
Xining /pji²⁴/
Yinchuan /pi¹³/
Lanzhou /pi⁵³/
Ürümqi /pi⁵¹/
Wuhan /pi²¹³/
Chengdu /pi³¹/
Guiyang /pi²¹/
Kunming /pi³¹/
Nanjing /piʔ⁵/
Hefei /piəʔ⁵/
Jin Taiyuan /piəʔ⁵⁴/
Pingyao /piʌʔ⁵³/
Hohhot /piəʔ⁴³/
Wu Shanghai /biɪʔ¹/
Suzhou /biəʔ³/
Hangzhou /biəʔ²/
/bɑʔ²/
Wenzhou /bi²¹³/
Hui Shexian /pʰi²²/
Tunxi /pʰi⁵/
Xiang Changsha /pi²⁴/
Xiangtan /pʰi⁵⁵/
Gan Nanchang /pʰiʔ²/
Hakka Meixian /pʰi⁵³/
Taoyuan /pʰi⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /pei²²/
Nanning /pi²²/
Hong Kong /pei²²/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /pi²²/
/pʰi²²/ ~仔
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /pʰɛi²¹²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /pʰi⁴⁴/
Shantou (Min Nan) /pĩ³¹/
Haikou (Min Nan) /fi²³/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (3)
Final () (15)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/biɪH/
Pan
Wuyun
/biH/
Shao
Rongfen
/bjɪH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/biH/
Li
Rong
/biH/
Wang
Li
/biH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/bʱiH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 612
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*blids/

Definitions[edit]

  1. nose
  2. part of an object that protrudes or allows something to be penetrated
  3. pinhole
  4. (geography) cape
  5. (Min Nan) nasal mucus, snot
  6. initial, founding, beginning
      ―    ―  earliest ancestor, originator, founder
  7. (Min Nan, Hakka) to smell

Synonyms[edit]

  • (nose):
Dialectal synonyms of 鼻子 ("nose")
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical
Mandarin Beijing 鼻子
Taiwan 鼻子
Jinan 鼻子
Xi'an 鼻子
Wuhan 鼻子
Chengdu 鼻子
Yangzhou 鼻子
Hefei 鼻子
Cantonese Guangzhou 鼻哥
Hong Kong 鼻哥
Taishan
Yangjiang
Gan Nanchang 鼻子鼻公
Hakka Meixian 鼻公
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 鼻公
Liudui (S. Sixian) 鼻公
Hsinchu (Hailu) 鼻空
Dongshi (Dabu) 鼻公
Taiwanese Raoping 鼻公鼻空鼻窟仔
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 鼻空
Jin Taiyuan 鼻子
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou
Min Nan Xiamen 鼻仔
Taipei 鼻仔
Chaozhou
Wu Shanghai 鼻頭
Suzhou 鼻頭
Wenzhou 鼻頭
Xiang Changsha 鼻子
Shuangfeng 鼻頭

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. nose

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Kanji in this term
はな
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana はな, romaji hana)

  1. nose
  2. (elephant or elephant seal) trunk

Etymology[edit]

From pointing to one's nose to refer to oneself.

Pronoun[edit]

‎(hiragana はな, romaji hana)

  1. first-person personal male pronoun; I, me

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(bi) (hangeul , revised bi, McCune-Reischauer pi, Yale pi)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tị)

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