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Etymology

A top line representing the level above a man with outstretched arms ().

Han character

(radical 37 +1, 4 strokes, cangjie input 一大 (MK), four-corner 10430)

  1. sky, heaven
  2. god, celestial
  3. day

References

  • KangXi: page 248, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5833
  • Dae Jaweon: page 500, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 522, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5929

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale tin1)


Japanese

Kanji

(grade 1 kanji)

Noun

(hiragana てん, romaji ten)

  1. heaven; the sky

Readings

Compounds

Related terms

Noun

(hiragana あま, romaji ama)

  1. (archaic) heaven; the sky

Derived terms

Noun

(hiragana あめ, romaji ame)

  1. (archaic) heaven; the sky

Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: cheon, McCune-Reischauer: ch'ŏn)
  • Name (hangeul): 하늘()

Mandarin

Pronunciation

Noun

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin tiān)

  1. sky, heaven
  2. day (as part of compound words, such as 今天, 明天)

Hanzi

(pinyin tiān (tian1), Wade-Giles t'ien1)

Compounds


Middle Chinese

Han character

(*ten)


Vietnamese

Han character

(thiên, yêu)

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