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Modern (Beijing) reading: miàn
Preclassic Old Chinese: mhens
Classic Old Chinese: mhenh
Western Han Chinese: mhjanh
Eastern Han Chinese: mhjanh
Early Postclassic Chinese: mhjèn
Middle Postclassic Chinese: mhjèn
Late Postclassic Chinese: mhjèn
Middle Chinese: mjèn
English meaning : face; to face; face to face
Russian meaning[s]: 1) лицо, наружность; 2) сторона; лицевая сторона; внешняя сторона; поверхность; внешность; плоскость; 3) личный; очный; лично; 4) повернуться лицом к...; 5) счетный суффикс зеркал и флагов
Comments: Viet. men is a colloquial loanword (with the meaning 'to face' > 'to approach'); regular Sino-Viet. is diện. For *mh- cf. Xiamen bin6, Chaozhou miŋ6, Fuzhou meŋ5, Jianou miŋ6.
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Dialectal data: Dialectal data
Radical: 176
Four-angle index: 1912
Karlgren code: 0223 a
Vietnamese reading: men

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