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U+6C5E, 汞
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6C5E

[U+6C5D]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+6C5F]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 85, +3, 7 strokes, cangjie input 一水 (ME), four-corner 10232, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 606, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17139
  • Dae Jaweon: page 999, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 3, page 1550, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6C5E

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
alternative forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ɡoːŋʔ): phonetic  (OC *koːŋ) + semantic  (water)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (33)
Final () (1)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɦuŋX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɦuŋX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɣuŋX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɦəwŋX/
Li
Rong
/ɣuŋX/
Wang
Li
/ɣuŋX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɣuŋX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
hòng
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 4063
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɡoːŋʔ/
Notes

Definitions[edit]

  1. (chemistry) mercury (Hg)

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. mercury, quicksilver (the metal)

Readings[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(mizugane): mercury.
Kanji in this term
みずがね
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

Compound of (mizu, water) +‎ (kane, metal, silver). The kane changes to gane as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(みずがね) (mizugane (historical kana みづがね)

  1. (chemistry, rare, obsolete) Alternative spelling of 水銀: mercury, quicksilver
Usage notes[edit]

The term mizugane, regardless of kanji spelling, is largely obsolete in modern Japanese.

The usage of this kanji is rare and literary, and it is not used in isolation in modern Japanese. Use 水銀 instead for the standalone word for mercury.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Hyōgaiji
kan’on

From Middle Chinese (ɦuŋX, mercury, quicksilver).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(こう) (

  1. (chemistry) mercury, quicksilver
Usage notes[edit]

The reading is used in chemical compounds that include (e.g. corrosive sublimate).

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eum (hong))

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

: Hán Nôm readings: hống

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