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Translingual[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • There are two Unicode z-variants, at code points U+585A and U+FA10

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (earth) + phonetic  – an earthen mound, a tomb of earth.

Han character[edit]

(radical 32 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 土月一人 (GBMO), four-corner 47132, composition)

  1. cemetery
  2. tomb, burial mound

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping cung2, Yale chung2)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. mound, hillock, tumulus (implies a manmade origin)

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Etymology[edit]

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Kanji in this term
つか
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Cognate with Old Japanese verb 築く (tsuku, to build up using earth and/or stone).[1]

The /a/ ending may indicate that tsuka developed as the nominalization of the 未然形 (mizenkei, irrealis form) of the verb, suggesting an original meaning of "that which is being built up into an earthworks (but isn't finished yet)". The irrealis is also the root form for constructing the passive form of all Japanese verbs, so the original meaning might instead have been just the passive sense of "that which is built up into an earthworks".

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Noun[edit]

(hiragana つか, romaji tsuka)

  1. a mound or hillock, generally manmade
  2. a grave, a tumulus or burial mound

Derived terms[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(chong) (hangeul , revised chong, McCune-Reischauer ch'ong)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin zhǒng (zhong3), Wade-Giles chung3)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(trủng)

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