Taxonomy of meanings for 丸:

  • 丸 wán (OC: ɢoon MC: ɦʷɑn) 胡官切 平 廣韻:【彈丸 】
    • BALL
      • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: (apparently less formal term for the) sphereJZ 4.24, Liu Hui's comm: 大弦則中立方之長邪,邪即丸徑也 "The larger hypotenuse being then the longer diagonal of the inscribed cube, the diagonal is hence the diameter of the sphere."JZ 4.24, Liu Hui's comm: 立圓即丸也 "The 'standing circle>sphere' is nothing other than the ball> sphere"
      • nccpellet; ball 丸二
    • CAKE
      • ncake in the form of a ball > bun
    • DRUG
      • nccpill
    • WEAPON
      • nccmissile in the form of pellets
    • EGG
      • KNEAD
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