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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)

  1. masses, people, multitude, crowd
  2. [literary] many

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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Yale jung3)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin zhòng (zhong4), Wade-Giles chung4)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(chúng)