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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogram (指事), likely testicles – some seal characters clearly interpret this as loins. Compare development of from breasts.

Han character[edit]

(radical 26 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 竹竹尸中戈 (HHSLI), four-corner 77720, composition𠂑)

  1. egg
  2. ovum
  3. roe
  4. spawn

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 159, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2857
  • Dae Jaweon: page 365, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 313, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5375

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale leun5)


Japanese[edit]

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Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. an egg

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Vogeleier.jpg Fried egg, sunny side up.jpg

Compound of (tama, ball) +‎ (ko, child, small thing). The final ko voices to go due to rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana たまご, romaji tamago)

  1. an egg
    This term in Japanese is nearly as broad in use as English egg, indicating an egg as laid by various oviparous organisms, and egg as used in cooking. For the more specific biological sense of ovum, see 卵子 (ranshi).

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ran) (hangeul , revised ran, McCune-Reischauer ran)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin luǎn (luan3), Wade-Giles luan3)

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(noãn)