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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
Wyndham Lewis
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Translingual

Han character

(radical 86 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 火一田土 (FMWG), four-corner 91814)

  1. smoke, soot
  2. opium
  3. tobacco, cigarettes

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale yin1)


Japanese

Noun

(hiragana けむり, romaji kemuri)

  1. smoke

Kanji

(common kanji)

Readings


Korean

Hanja

(hangeul , , revised yeon, in, McCune-Reischauer yŏn, in, Yale yen, in)


Mandarin

Hanzi

(simplified 烟, pinyin yān (yan1), Wade-Giles yen1)

References

  • KangXi: page 677, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19203
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1088, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2215, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+7159

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