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Translingual

Han character

(radical 130 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 月竹日水 (BHAE), four-corner 76232, composition)

Usage notes

This is a Japanese-coined character used outside Japanese.

References

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 990, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29746
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1442, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2097, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+817A

Chinese

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation


Definitions

  1. (anatomy) gland

Compounds


Japanese

Kanji

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. gland

Readings

Compounds

Etymology

Kanji in this term
せん
Grade: S
kan'yōon

Coined in Japan (kokuji) in late 1700s - early 1800s by rangaku scholar Udagawa Genshin as a translation for Dutch klier (gland), as a compound of Sinitic elements  + .

Pronunciation

Noun

(hiragana せん, romaji sen)

  1. gland

References

  1. 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean

Hanja

(seon) (hangeul , revised seon, McCune-Reischauer sŏn, Yale sen)

  1. gland

Vietnamese

Han character

(tuyến)

  1. gland