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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 75 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 木竹弓戈 (DHNI), four-corner 47910)

  1. maple tree

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 539, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 15126
  • Dae Jaweon: page 926, character 21
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1253, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+6953

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Yale fung1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. maple
  2. Liquidambar formosana, Chinese sweetgum tree, Formosan sweetgum tree

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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(kaede): maple leaves and seeds.
Kanji in this term
かえで
Jinmeiyō
kun'yomi

Originally a compound of (kaeru, frog) +‎ (te, hand), with the te changing to de due to rendaku (連濁), and the ru dropping out over time. From the way the palmate leaves resemble a frog's foot.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かえで, romaji kaede, historical hiragana かへで)

  1. the maple tree
Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as カエデ.

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana かえで, romaji Kaede)

  1. A female given name.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
かいで
Jinmeiyō
kun'yomi

Shift in pronunciation of kaede.[1]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かいで, romaji kaide)

  1. alternate reading for kaede: the maple tree

Etymology 3[edit]

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(katsura): katsura leaves and seeds.
Kanji in this term
かつら
Jinmeiyō
kun'yomi

From Old Japanese. Less common spelling for (katsura).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かつら, romaji katsura)

  1. : the katsura tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as カツラ.

The katsura reading is rare for this kanji. When referring to the katsura tree, the spelling is used more often to avoid confusion.

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji in this term
おかつら
Jinmeiyō
kun'yomi

From Old Japanese. Alternate spelling for 男桂 (okatsura, male katsura), an archaic name for the katsura tree.[1] Compare 女桂 (mekatsura, female katsura: the cinnamon tree). Appears with this reading in the 和名類聚抄 (Wamyō Ruijushō), a Japanese dictionary of Chinese characters completed in 938.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana おかつら, romaji okatsura, historical hiragana をかつら) (alternative reading hiragana おかづら, romaji okazura)

  1. (obsolete) the katsura tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Etymology 5[edit]

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(): sweetgum leaves and seeds.
Kanji in this term
ふう
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese (biung).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ふう, romaji )

  1. フウ: the Formosan sweetgum tree, Liquidambar formosana
  2. in certain kanji compounds, the maple tree
Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as フウ.

Idioms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(pung) (hangeul , revised pung, McCune-Reischauer p'ung, Yale phung)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin fēng (feng1), Wade-Giles feng1)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phong)

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