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See also:
U+5DCC, 巌
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5DCC

[U+5DCB]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5DCD]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 46, +17, 20 strokes, cangjie input 山火一大 (UFMK), composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 322, character 29
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 8624
  • Dae Jaweon: page 622, character 42
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 1, page 806, character 16
  • Unihan data for U+5DCC

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“cliff; rock, stone; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
いわお
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

/ipa po//ifafo//iwawo//iwao/

From Old Japanese. Found in the Man'yōshū finished some time after 759 CE.[1]

Originally a compound of (ipa → iwa, boulder; crag) +‎ (po → ho, something tall and prominent, cognate with (ho, ear of grain), from the sense of something prominent sticking upwards).[2][3]

The character is Japanese shinjitai, simplified from .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana いわお, rōmaji iwao, historical hiragana いはほ)

  1. a tall and large rock, crag, or boulder

Proper noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana いわお, rōmaji Iwao, historical hiragana いはほ)

  1. A male given name

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
いわ
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

/ipa//ifa//iwa/

From Old Japanese. Found in the Man'yōshū finished some time after 759 CE.[6]

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana いわ, rōmaji iwa, historical hiragana いは)

  1. Alternative spelling of a rock, crag, or boulder

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
がん
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese (MC ŋˠam).

Pronunciation[edit]

Affix[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana がん, rōmaji gan)

  1. (only found in compounds) a rock, crag, or boulder
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 19, poem 4231), text here
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. 5.0 5.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  6. ^ c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 15, poem 3590), text here