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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Variant of , with bottom replaced by (similar to unrelated and 𠂢).

Current form is graphically  +  (crowd, multitude) – bottom is originally 3 people, hence “crowd”, though top is unrelated to 血, being originally (network).

Han character[edit]

(radical 143 +6, 12 strokes, cangjie input 竹廿竹竹人 (HTHHO), 竹廿人竹人 (HTOHO))

  1. multitude, crowd
  2. masses, public

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1107, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 33981
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1569, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3051, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+8846

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Noun[edit]

(hiragana しゅう, romaji shū)

  1. many people

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jung) (hangeul , revised jung, McCune-Reischauer chung, Yale cwung)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin zhòng (zhong4), Wade-Giles chung4)


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*jiùng)