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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Alternative forms[edit]

  • (when used as a head Chinese radical)
  • (non-classical form)

Etymology[edit]

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艸
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 140 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 山山 (UU), X山山 (XUU), four-corner 22447, composition屮)

  1. grass
  2. KangXi radical 140

Usage notes[edit]

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 1,902 characters (out of 40,000) that use this radical, making it the most commonly used radical.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1017, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 30638
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1475, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3172, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8278

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (艸), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 清 (14)
Final: 豪
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 采老切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʰɑuX/ /t͡sʰɑuX/ /t͡sʰɑuX/ /t͡sʰɑuX/ /t͡sʰawX/ /t͡sʰɑuX/ /t͡sʰɑuX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
1165 1 /*sʰuːʔ/ 篆文草

Usage notes[edit]

The character is now used for this sense.

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cho) (hangeul , revised cho, McCune-Reischauer ch'o, Yale cho)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thảo, tháu)

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