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See also: , 绿, and

Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

绿

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Japanese Simplified from  ( → ).

Note the long bottom stroke on 彐, which should not be written as – the bottom stroke should extend to the right, past the vertical.

In current form, Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 120 +8, 14 strokes, cangjie input 女火弓一水 (VFNME))

  1. green
  2. chlorine

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 929, character 29
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27541
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3421, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+7DD1

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. green

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese. Originally referred to new buds and shoots, later changing via metonymy to mean green.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

(hiragana みどり, romaji midori)

  1. green, the colour green
  2. verdure
  3. a new bud or shoot
  4. (archaic) in the Edo Period, an apprentice to a high-ranking courtesan, from ages six or seven through thirteen or fourteen
  5. in kabuki and 浄瑠璃 (jōruri, puppet theater), performing just the main parts of a work and omitting the 狂言 (kyōgen)

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Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana みどり, romaji Midori)

  1. A female given name
  2. A surname​.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(rok>nok) (hangeul [[>]], revised rok>nok, McCune-Reischauer rok>nok, Yale lok>nok)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified 绿, Pinyin (ji1), (ji2), (lü4), (qi1), Wade-Giles chi1, chi2, lü4, ch'i1)