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U+7DD1, 緑
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-7DD1

[U+7DD0]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+7DD2]
See also: , 绿, and

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified 绿

Etymology[edit]

Japanese Simplified from ().

Note the long bottom stroke on 彐, which should not be written as – the bottom stroke should extend to the right, past the vertical.

In current form, Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *roɡ): semantic  + phonetic (OC *b·roːɡ)

Han character[edit]

(radical 120 +8, 14 strokes, cangjie input 女火弓一水 (VFNME), composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 929, character 29
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27541
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3421, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+7DD1

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. green

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese. Originally referred to new buds and shoots, later changing via metonymy to mean green.

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Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana みどり, romaji midori)

  1. green, the colour green
  2. verdure
  3. a new bud or shoot
  4. (archaic) in the Edo Period, an apprentice to a high-ranking courtesan, from ages six or seven through thirteen or fourteen
  5. in kabuki and 浄瑠璃(jōruri, puppet theater), performing just the main parts of a work and omitting the 狂言(kyōgen)

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See also[edit]

Colors in Japanese ·  (いろ)(iro) (layout · text)
      (あか)(aka)       (みどり)(midori)      黄色 (きいろ)(kiiro)      クリーム (いろ)(kurīmuiro)       (しろ)(shiro)
     深紅 (しんく)(shinku),
クリムゾン(kurimuzon),
紅色 (べにいろ)(beniiro),
紅色 (くれないいろ)(kurenaiiro)
     マゼンタ(mazenta)      ?      黄緑 (きみどり)(kimidori)      ピンク(pinku),
桃色 (ももいろ)(momoiro)
     ?       (あお)(ao)      オレンジ(orenji), 橙色 (だいだいいろ)(daidaiiro)      灰色 (はいいろ)(haiiro),
鼠色 (ねずみいろ)(nezumiiro)
     ?
      (くろ)(kuro)       (むらさき)(murasaki)      茶色 (ちゃいろ)(chairo),
褐色 (かっしょく)(kasshoku)
     水色 (みずいろ)(mizuiro)      シアン(shian)

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana みどり, romaji Midori)

  1. A female given name
  2. A surname​.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9