Taxonomy of meanings for 咽:
- 咽 yē (OC: qiid MC: ʔet) 烏結切 入 廣韻：【哽咽 】
- 咽 yān (OC: qiin MC: ʔen) 烏前切 平 廣韻：【咽喉 】
- ntop of the throat where both air and food pass
- 咽 yàn (OC: qiins MC: ʔen) 於甸切 去 廣韻：【同嚥 】
- vtoNswallow downNote that yàn 嚥 is a late graph used only for the verbal yàn 咽 "swallow" and not for the nominal yān 咽 "top of the throat".