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U+69B4, 榴
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-69B4

[U+69B3]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+69B5]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 75 +10, 14 strokes, cangjie input 木竹竹田 (DHHW), four-corner 47962, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 544, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 15280
  • Dae Jaweon: page 932, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1267, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+69B4

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
Opened pomegranate

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*mruːʔ
*mruːʔ
*mruːʔ
*mruːʔ, *m·ruʔ
*m̥ʰruːs
*m̥ʰruːs, *m·ruː, *m·rus
*m·rɯːw
貿 *mlus
*mlus
*m·ru
*m·ru, *m·rus
*m·ru
*m·ru
*m·ru
*m·ru
*ru
*m·ru, *m·rus
*m·ru
*m·ru
*m·ru
*m·ru
*m·ru
*m·ru, *m·rus
*m·ru, *m·ruʔ
*m·ru, *m·ruʔ
*m·ruʔ
*m·ruʔ
*m·ruʔ
*m·ruʔ, *m·rus
*m·rus
*m·rus
*m·rus
*m·rus

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *m·ru): semantic  + phonetic (OC *m·ru, *m·rus).

Etymology[edit]

The botanist Li Shizhen suggests that is the same as (OC *m·ru, *m·rus, “lump, tumour”), as the pomegranate fruit resembles cancerous outgrowths on the body.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (37)
Final () (136)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/lɨu/
Pan
Wuyun
/liu/
Shao
Rongfen
/liəu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/luw/
Li
Rong
/liu/
Wang
Li
/lĭəu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/li̯ə̯u/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
liú
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 8886
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*m·ru/

Definitions[edit]

  1. Short for 石榴 (shíliú, “pomegranate”).
  2. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. pomegranate

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ryu>yu) (hangeul >, revised ryu>yu, McCune-Reischauer ryu>yu, Yale lyu>yu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(lựu)

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