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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Created by Chinese library sciences expert 杜定友 (Du Dingyou) in Japan in the early 20th century by combining the characters ++ (++ in modern Japanese kanji, ++ in simplified Chinese).

Han character[edit]

(radical 31 +10, 13 strokes, cangjie input 田中土日 (WLGA), composition)

  1. library

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 220, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4829
  • Dae Jaweon: page 452, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 1, page 724, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+5715

Chinese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Character from Japanese, as per above. Monosyllabic tuān reading by contraction of polysyllabic túshūguǎn, from 圖書館, taking initial and final sounds, with tone from middle syllable.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

  1. (obscure) library

Usage notes[edit]

圕 is one of the few standardized polysyllabic Chinese characters used in Mandarin, but it never gained widespread acceptance within China, where it is thought of as a Japanese-invented character (kokuji 国字). The character was also much more common in Japan, where it appeared in the name of library science journal 圕研究 Toshokan Kenkyū. [1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toshokan to iu moji"
  2. ^ "Kokuji no sekai, netto ni hiraku"

External links[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. library

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana としょかん, romaji toshokan)

  1. library