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Translingual[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (water) +  (hook) +  (tree) – to hang (on a hook 九) from a tree (木) into water (氵), so as to dye.

Earlier forms more often graphically  + ; water radical moved up.

Han character[edit]

(radical 75 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 水弓木 (END), four-corner 34904, composition氿)

  1. dye
  2. be contagious
  3. infect

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 519, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14621
  • Dae Jaweon: page 907, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1188, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+67D3

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jim5, Yale yim5)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(yeom) (hangeul , revised yeom, McCune-Reischauer yŏm, Yale yem)

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin rǎn (ran3), Wade-Giles jan3)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nhiễm, nhuộm, nhẹm, nhuốm, ruộm, vẩn)

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