昆布

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Chinese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (28) (1)
Final () (55) (23)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kuən/ /puoH/
Pan
Wuyun
/kuon/ /puoH/
Shao
Rongfen
/kuən/ /poH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kwən/ /pɔH/
Li
Rong
/kuən/ /poH/
Wang
Li
/kuən/ /puH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kuən/ /puoH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
gūn

Etymology 1[edit]

phonetic
 
to declare; to announce; to spread; to make known; spread; (cotton) cloth
simp. and trad.
(昆布)
alt. forms 綸布纶布

From earlier 綸布 (OC *kruːn paːs, “green ribbon + cloth”), due to the resemblance in appearance (Erya).

Noun[edit]

昆布

  1. (often in traditional Chinese medicine) seaweed; kelp; laminara; ecklonia
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Etymology 2[edit]

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(昆布)

Proper noun[edit]

昆布

  1. Khumbu (region in Nepal)
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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こん
Grade: S
ふ > ぶ
Grade: 5
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

昆布 (hiragana こんぶ, rōmaji konbu)

  1. kombu, kelp, tangle, laminara