- KangXi: page 849, character 3
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 24911
- Dae Jaweon: page 1270, character 16
- Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 4, page 2589, character 4
- Unihan data for U+79C0
|simp. and trad.
|Historical forms of the character 秀|
|Warring States||Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)||Liushutong (compiled in Ming)|
|Chu Slip and silk script||Small seal script||Transcribed ancient scripts|
According to Chi (2010), the character is an ideogrammic compound (會意): 禾 (“rice plant”) + 引 (“to draw out flowers”) — blooming of a rice plant. The Shuihudi Qin bamboo texts (睡簡) recorded this character as ⿱禾引. The bottom component 弓 found in the stone drum inscriptions is likely a reduction of 引.
May be a causative of 褎 (, “growth of seedlings”). Compare *lɯwsProto-Vietic *m-loh (“to blossom”) (whence Vietnamese trổ (“to burst, to open, to display”), lổ (“naked”)), and Khmer លាស់ (lŏəh, “to grow, to blossom, to prosper”).
- † (of plants, especially of crops) to shoot out into ears; earing; ear
- † (of plants) to bear fruit
- † (of plants) to blossom
- beautiful; elegant; graceful
- (especially of a person) outstanding; prominent; extraordinary
- to manifest; to show; to display
- 秀出 ― xiùchū ― to show
|Kanji in this term|
- A male given name
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