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Yenisseian etymology :

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Proto-Yenisseian: *pǝnVŋ
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: sand; ashes
Ket: hʌnǝŋ5 'sand'
Yug: fʌnɨŋ5 'sand'
Kottish: fenaŋ, phenaŋ, *finaŋ, funaŋ, pl. fenaŋan "ashes"
Arin: finńaŋ (Ф.), fińaŋ (Ф., Срсл.), phińaŋ (М., Сл., Кл.) 'sand'
Pumpokol: pínniŋ (Сл., Срсл., Кл.) 'sand'
Comments: ССЕ 248. Pump. (Срсл., Кл.) fenɨg 'sand' is in reality Yug. Werner 1, 337-338 *phǝnǝŋ.
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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *bV́nV
Meaning: dust, sand, flour
Sino-Tibetan: *bŭn(H)
Yenisseian: *pǝʔnVŋ
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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *bŭn(H)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: dust, flour
Chinese: *pǝnʔ peeled grain; flour.
Tibetan: spun, sbun chaff, husks.
Burmese: phun dust.
Kachin: nbun3 dust.
Comments: Cf. Naga Zeme tin-bun 'ashes'.
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Chinese characters :

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Character:
Modern (Beijing) reading: fěn
Preclassic Old Chinese: pǝnʔ
Classic Old Chinese: pǝ́n
Western Han Chinese: pǝ́n
Eastern Han Chinese: pwǝ́n
Early Postclassic Chinese: pwɨ́n
Middle Postclassic Chinese: pwɨ́n
Late Postclassic Chinese: pwɨ́n
Middle Chinese: pǘn
English meaning : peeled grain
Russian meaning[s]: 1) пудра, мука (рисовая, картофельная, бобовая); порошок; 2) известка; 3) пудрить; 4) белить; штукатурить; 5) непристойный, неприличный; 6) дециметр
Comments: The later (and usual) meaning is 'flour'. The word is also used in compounds meaning 'noodles', thus it seems possible that Viet. bún 'vermicelli' is an independent loan from the same source.
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Dialectal data: Dialectal data
Radical: 119
Four-angle index: 4197
Karlgren code: 0471 d
Vietnamese reading: phấn
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Chinese Dialects :

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Number: 1023
Chinese etymology: Chinese etymology
Character:
MC description : 臻合三上吻非
ZIHUI: 4720 2037
Beijing: fǝn 2
Jinan: fẽ 2
Xi'an: fẽ 2
Taiyuan: fǝŋ 2
Hankou: fǝn 2
Chengdu: fǝn 2
Yangzhou: fǝn 2
Suzhou: fǝn 2
Wenzhou: faŋ 21
Changsha: fǝn 2
Shuangfeng: xuan 2
Nanchang: фun 2
Meixian: fun 2
Guangzhou: fan 21
Xiamen: hun 2
Chaozhou: huŋ 21
Fuzhou: xuŋ 2
Shanghai: fǝŋ 3
Zhongyuan yinyun: fǝn 2
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