渐 (漸) jiān qián jiàn

  1. jiàn adverb gradually / drop by drop
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 慢慢 or 逐步; for example, the idiom 渐入佳境 'a gradually improving environment' (Guoyu '漸' adv; Kroll '漸' 1; Unihan '漸'; XHZD '渐')
  2. jiān verb to permeate / to flow into
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 漸 is similar in meaning to 流入 (Guoyu '漸' jiān v 1; Kroll '漸' jiān 1a)
  3. jiàn verb to soak / to immerse
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 漸 is similar in meaning to 浸泡 (Guoyu '漸' jiān v 2; Kroll '漸' jiān 1)
  4. jiān adverb ever more
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '漸' 2)
  5. jiàn noun an indication / a sign
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '漸' 3)
  6. jiàn noun a sequence
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '漸' n; Kroll '漸' 1a)
  7. jiàn proper noun Gradual Advance
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: The 53rd hexagram in the Yijing (Kroll '漸' 3)
  8. qián adjective latent / submerged
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '漸' jiān v 3; Kroll '漸' qián)

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