|Character||江 U+6C5F, 江|
|Name||CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-6C5F|
|Block||CJK Unified Ideographs|
- KangXi: page 606, character 4
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17140
- Dae Jaweon: page 999, character 13
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1551, character 3
- Unihan data for U+6C5F
|simp. and trad.
Derivative: 港 (, “harbour”). *kroːŋʔ, *ɡloːŋs
- Cantonese (Jyutping): gong1
- Hakka (Sixian, PFS): kông
- Min Dong (BUC): gŏng
- Min Nan (POJ): kang
- Wu (Wiktionary): kaan (T1)
- Min Dong
- Min Nan
- (geography) The Yangtze River.
- (geography, by extension) A river.
- A surname: Jiang (mainland China), Chiang (Taiwan), Kong (Hong Kong)
The original Chinese word for "river" was 水 (shuǐ), literally "water". In time, the proper name 河 (hé) was used as a word for rivers and its original bearer distinguished as the 黃河／黄河 (Huáng Hé, “Yellow River”). Similarly, 江 was originally the name of the Yangtze River and then applied broadly as a generic word for rivers. In modern Chinese, 江 are usually the larger rivers, 河 (hé) are smaller rivers or creeks, and 水 (shuǐ) are brooks and streams; but there are many exceptions to this general pattern owing to historical reasons.
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