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See also: ?

Translingual

Han character

? (radical 120, ?+8, 14 strokes, cangjie input (VFHAB), four-corner 26927, composition ???)

References

  • KangXi: page 928, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27592
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1366, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 5, page 3416, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+7DBF

Chinese

trad. ?
simp. ?
alternative forms ?

Glyph origin

Pronunciation

Definitions

?

  1. soft, downy
  2. +Alternative form of ? (mián, "cotton").

Compounds

  • ?/?
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  • ?/?
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  • /
  • /
  • / (h?imián)
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  • ?/?
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  • ?/? (h?imián dàng?o)
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  • / (h?imiánt?)
  • ?/?
  • ?/?
  • / (shímián)
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  • ?/?
  • ?/?
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  • /
  • / (miángèn)
  • / (miánlì)
  • ?/?
  • /
  • / (miánmì)
  • ?/?
  • /
  • / (miányán)
  • ?/?
  • ?/?
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  • /
  • /
  • /
  • /
  • /
  • / (miánmián)
  • ?/?
  • ?/?
  • ?/?
  • /
  • / (miányáng)
  • / (miánlián)
  • /
  • / (miánbó)
  • / (miánmán)
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  • ?/?
  • / (miánru?n)
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  • / (miáncháng)
  • /
  • / (chánmián)
  • ?/?
  • / (liánmiánzì)
  • ?/?
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  • / (ru?nmiánmián)
  • / (liánmián)
  • ?/?
  • ?/?
  • / (liánmiánzì)
  • ?/?

References


Japanese

Kanji

?

(grade 5 "Ky?iku" kanji)

Readings

  • Go-on: (men, J?y?)
  • Kan-on: (ben)
  • Kun: (wata, ?, J?y?)
  • Nanori: ? (u)

Etymology 1

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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English Wikipedia has an article on:
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? (men, wata): raw cotton on the bush.
Kanji in this term
?

Grade: 5
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese ? (mi?n, "wool; cotton; soft, downy").

Pronunciation

Noun

? (hiragana , r?maji men)

  1. cotton (both the fiber and the cloth)
Usage notes

As a standalone noun, the term (momen, "cotton", literally "tree or bush + woolly batting") is used more often. This is especially true in speech, to avoid ambiguity with the various homophones, such as ? (men, "face") or ? (men, "noodle").

Synonyms

Etymology 2

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ja
Kanji in this term
?

Grade: 5
kun'yomi

From Old Japanese. Originally referred to any batting or stuffing, which was generally unspun silk. The meaning shifted after the spread of cotton in the Muromachi period.

Pronunciation

Alternative forms

  • (both rare) ?,

Noun

? (hiragana , r?maji wata)

  1. the cotton plant
  2. raw cotton
  3. batting or stuffing
  4. (figuratively) the state of being exhausted or extremely tired (likely from the hard work required to pick cotton)
    ? ()?? ()
    wata no y? ni tsukareta
    to be as tired as cotton -> to be exhausted
Derived terms

References

  1. ? 1.01.1 2006, (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), T?ky?: Sanseid?, ->ISBN

Korean

Hanja

? (eum ? (myeon))

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Vietnamese

Han character

?: Hán Nôm readings: miên, men, m?n, mên, min

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