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U+5715, 圕
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5715

[U+5714]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5716]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

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 (first edition): not present, would follow volume 1, page 724, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+5715

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Coined by Chinese library science expert Du Dingyou in the early 20th century by combining the and of 圖書館.

Etymology[edit]

Monosyllabic tuān reading by contraction of polysyllabic 圖書館 (túshūguǎn), taking initial and final sounds, with tone from middle syllable.

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. (uncommon) library

Usage notes[edit]

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 kokuji. The character was also more common in Japan, where it appeared in the name of library science journal (としょかん)(けん)(きゅう) (Toshokan Kenkyū).[1][2]

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Further reading[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. (obscure) library

Readings[edit]

  • On (unclassified): しょ (sho)
  • Kun: としょかん (toshokan, )

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
としょかん
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

The character was created by Chinese library sciences expert Du Dingyou (杜定友) in the early 20th century by combining the and of 圖書館. See the “Usage notes” section in the Chinese entry for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(としょかん) (toshokan (historical kana としよくわん)

  1. (obsolete) Abbreviation of 図書館: library
    (いずみ)(みつ)(としょかん)(だい)()(じゅつ)()
    Izumi Mitsu “Toshokan no Daimajutsushi”
    Mitsu IZUMI, Magus of the Library (2017 manga)