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Etymology

depiction of a human eye: ‘eye’ on top of ‘person’.

Han character

(radical 147 +0, 7 strokes, cangjie input 月山竹山 (BUHU), four-corner 60210)

  1. see, observe, behold
  2. perceive

References

  • KangXi: page 1133, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 34796
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1599, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3663, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+898B

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale gin3)


Japanese

Kanji

(grade 1 kanji)

Readings


Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): ,  (revised: gyeon, hyeon, McCune-Reischauer: kyŏn, hyŏn, Yale: kyen, hyen)
  • Name (hangeul): 볼 (revised: bol)

Mandarin

Preposition

(traditional, Pinyin jiàn, simplified )

  1. [archaic] (to have something done) by (someone or something)

Usage notes

  • The modern vernacular equivalent to the preposition would be

Verb

(traditional, Pinyin jiàn, simplified )

  1. to see

Middle Chinese

Han character

(*gèn)


Vietnamese

Han character

(kiến, kén, hiện)

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