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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 115 +9, 14 strokes, cangjie input 竹木竹十土 (HDHJG), four-corner 22914, composition)

  1. seed
  2. race
  3. offspring
  4. to plant
  5. a surname

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 856, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 25174
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1281, character 33
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2617, character 17
  • Unihan data for U+7A2E

Chinese[edit]

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trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (種), Pronunciation (1/2)

Initial: 章 (23)
Final: 鍾
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 之隴切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ɕɨoŋX/ /t͡ɕi̯woŋX/ /t͡ɕioŋX/ /t͡ɕioŋX/ /cuawŋX/ /t͡ɕĭwoŋX/ /t͡ɕioŋX/
Character (種), Pronunciation (2/2)

Initial: 章 (23)
Final: 鍾
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 之用切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ɕɨoŋH/ /t͡ɕi̯woŋH/ /t͡ɕioŋH/ /t͡ɕioŋH/ /cuawŋH/ /t͡ɕĭwoŋH/ /t͡ɕioŋH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zhǒng ‹ tsyowngX › /*k.toŋʔ/ seed
zhòng ‹ tsyowngH › /*toŋʔ-s {*(mə-)toŋʔ-s}/ sow (v.)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
17471 0 /*tjoŋʔ/
17476 0 /*tjoŋs/ 重轉註字

Noun[edit]

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) race
  2. (Beginning Mandarin) species
  3. (Beginning Mandarin) seed
  4. (Beginning Mandarin) guts; grit
  5. (Beginning Mandarin) kind; sort; type

Verb[edit]

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) to plant; to cultivate

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. a seed
  2. a species, class, kind, variety

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese.

Possibly related to Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tanəm; compare Indonesian tanam, Malay tanam (to plant, to bury); Chamorro tanom (to plant), Samoan tanu (to bury); Cebuano tanum (a plant).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana たね, romaji tane)

  1. a seed
  2. a pit or stone in a fruit
  3. a gamete, a reproductive cell such as a spermatozoan or egg
  4. a lineage, a bloodline
  5. an origin, a cause
  6. the materials or ingredients from which something is made
  7. capital, funds, seed money
Synonyms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana たね, romaji Tane)

  1. A surname​.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Chinese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana しゅ, romaji shu)

  1. a kind, type, sort, class, or category
  2. (taxonomy) a species
  3. a plant seed

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jong) (hangeul , revised jong, McCune-Reischauer chong, Yale cong)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(chủng, chõng, chỏng, chổng, giống, trồng)

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