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Etymology

Jade pendants with the phonetic jin below

Han character

(radical 96 +8, 12 strokes, cangjie input 一土人戈弓 (MGOIN), four-corner 11207)

  1. guqin (Chinese seven-stringed zither, historical and original usage)
  2. piano (modern usage, most commonly used meaning)
  3. zither
  4. string instrument (can apply to zithers or lutes)
  5. musical instrument (for example, 手风琴 [accordion])

References

  • KangXi: page 735, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 21079
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1147, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1119, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+7434

Japanese

Wikipedia

Noun

(こと, koto)

  1. Japanese zither/harp; koto.

Kanji

(common kanji)

Readings

Compounds


Korean

Hanja

(hangeul , revised geum, McCune-Reischauer kŭm, Yale kum)


Mandarin

Noun

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin qín)

  1. zither
  2. a stringed instrument

Derived terms


Vietnamese

Han character

(cầm)

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