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Translingual[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  ‎(sun) +  ‎(three men) – people gathered under the sun.

The top, originally ‎(sun) in oracle script has been modified, in bronze script resembling instead a horizontal eye (early form of ) – reinterpreted as “a crowd under someone’s gaze”, and now resembles .

The bottom, originally three figures (人人人), uses various forms of 人 and 亻, with variation depending on font.

Han character[edit]

(radical 109 +6, 11 strokes, cangjie input 田中人人人 (WLOOO), four-corner 27232)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 807, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23321
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1223, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2917, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+773E

Chinese[edit]

trad. /
simp.

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Pronunciation[edit]



Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
zhòng
Middle
Chinese
‹ tsyuwngH ›
Old
Chinese
/*tuŋ-s/
English numerous

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.

Definitions[edit]

  1. masses, people, multitude, crowd
  2. (literary) many

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(jung) (hangeul , revised jung, McCune-Reischauer chung, Yale cwung)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(chúng)

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