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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (grass) +  (dead person) – bury the dead 死 in the grass 茻. Top is now grass radical (), while bottom is simplified to , hence graphically  +  + .

Han character[edit]

(radical 140 +9, in Chinese 15 strokes, in Japanese 12 strokes, cangjie input 廿一心廿 (TMPT), four-corner 44441, composition)

  1. bury, inter

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1046, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 31448
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1507, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3246, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+846C

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping zong3, Yale jong3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. funeral, bury

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


References: Jack Halpern's New Japanese-English Character Dictionary

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jang) (hangeul , revised jang, McCune-Reischauer chang, Yale cang)

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin zàng (zang4), Wade-Giles tsang4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(táng)

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