Taxonomy of meanings for 咽:

  • 咽 yē (OC: qiid MC: ʔet) 烏結切 入 廣韻:【哽咽 】
    • CHOKE
      • viget choked; throb; sob
    • BLOCK
    • 咽 yān (OC: qiin MC: ʔen) 烏前切 平 廣韻:【咽喉 】
      • THROAT
        • ntop of the throat where both air and food pass
    • 咽 yàn (OC: qiins MC: ʔen) 於甸切 去 廣韻:【同嚥 】
      • SWALLOW
        • 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".
        • viactswallow