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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 75 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 木竹弓戈 (DHNI), four-corner 47910)

  1. maple tree

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 539, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 15126
  • Dae Jaweon: page 926, character 21
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1253, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+6953

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Yale fung1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. maple
  2. Liquidambar formosana, Chinese sweetgum tree, Formosan sweetgum tree

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

楓(カエデ)の葉っぱ

Etymology 1[edit]

Originally a compound of (kaeru, frog) +‎ (te, hand), with the te changing to de due to rendaku (連濁), and the ru dropping out over time. From the way the palmate leaves resemble a frog's foot.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かえで, historical hiragana かへで, romaji kaede)

  1. the maple tree
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Shift in pronunciation of kaede.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かいで, romaji kaide)

  1. alternate reading for kaede: the maple tree
楓(カツラ)の葉っぱ

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Japanese. Less common spelling for (katsura).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かつら, romaji katsura)

  1. the katsura tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old Japanese. Alternate spelling for 男桂 (okatsura, male katsura), an archaic name for the katsura tree. Compare 女桂 (mekatsura, female katsura: the cinnamon tree). Appears with this reading in the 和名類聚抄 (Wamyō Ruijushō), a Japanese dictionary of Chinese characters completed in 938.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana おかつら, historical hiragana をかつら, romaji okatsura) (alternative reading hiragana おかづら, romaji okazura)

  1. the katsura tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum
楓(フウ)の葉っぱ

Etymology 5[edit]

From Sinitic .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ふう, romaji )

  1. フウ: the Formosan sweetgum tree, Liquidambar formosana
  2. in certain kanji compounds, the maple tree
Idioms[edit]

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(pung) (hangeul , revised pung, McCune-Reischauer p'ung, Yale phung)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin fēng (feng1), Wade-Giles feng1)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phong)