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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 115 +9, 14 strokes, cangjie input 竹木竹十土 (HDHJG), four-corner 22914, composition)

  1. seed
  2. race
  3. offspring
  4. to plant

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 856, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 25174
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1281, character 33
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2617, character 17
  • Unihan data for U+7A2E

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping zung2, zung3, Yale jung2, jung3)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ chúng (chung2), Guangdong tshung3, tshung5 [Meixian], chung5, chung3 [Hailu, Kwangtung], tsung3 [Bao'an, Dongguan, Hong Kong, Siyan], Hagfa Pinyim zung3, zung4)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. a seed
  2. a species, class, kind, variety

Readings[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese.

Possibly related to Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tanəm; compare Indonesian tanam, Malay tanam (to plant, to bury); Chamorro tanom (to plant), Samoan tanu (to bury); Cebuano tanum (a plant).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana たね, romaji tane)

  1. a seed
  2. a pit or stone in a fruit
  3. a gamete, a reproductive cell such as a spermatozoan or egg
  4. a lineage, a bloodline
  5. an origin, a cause
  6. the materials or ingredients from which something is made
  7. capital, funds, seed money
Synonyms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana たね, romaji Tane)

  1. A surname​.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Chinese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana しゅ, romaji shu)

  1. a kind, type, sort, class, or category
  2. (taxonomy) a species
  3. a plant seed

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jong) (hangeul , revised jong, McCune-Reischauer chong, Yale cong)


Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin zhǒng (zhong3), zhòng (zhong4), Wade-Giles chung3)

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zhǒng
Zhuyin ㄓㄨㄥˇ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂʊŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Noun[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin zhǒng, simplified )

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) race
  2. (Beginning Mandarin) species
  3. (Beginning Mandarin) seed
  4. (Beginning Mandarin) guts; grit
  5. (Beginning Mandarin) kind; sort; type

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zhòng
Zhuyin ㄓㄨㄥˋ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂʊŋ⁵¹/

Verb[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin zhòng, simplified )

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) to plant; to cultivate

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*jiòng, jiǒng)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(chủng, chõng, chỏng, chổng, giống, trồng)