桃花

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Chinese[edit]

peach
 
flower; blossom; to spend (money, time); fancy pattern
simp. and trad.
(桃花)

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (桃花, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (7)
Final: (89)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: táo
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/dɑu/ /dɑu/ /dɑu/ /daw/ /dɑu/ /dɑu/ /dʱɑu/
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (32)
Final: (99)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Closed
Division: II
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: hā
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/hɣua/ /hʷɯa/ /xua/ /hwaɨ/ /xua/ /xwa/ /xwa/

Noun[edit]

桃花

  1. peach blossom

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: S

Grade: 1
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 桃花 ‎(daw xwæ). Compare modern Chinese 桃花 ‎(táohuā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

桃花 ‎(hiragana とうか, romaji tōka, historical hiragana たうくわ)

  1. a peach blossom

Proper noun[edit]

桃花 ‎(hiragana とうか, romaji Tōka, historical hiragana たうくわ)

  1. A female given name

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
もも
Grade: S

Grade: 1
yutōyomi

A given name. Compound of ‎(momo, peach, kun'yomi) +‎ ‎(ka, flower, on'yomi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

桃花 ‎(hiragana ももか, romaji Momoka, historical hiragana もゝくわ)

  1. A female given name