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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): semantic  + phonetic 

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]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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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)

Synonyms[edit]

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See also[edit]

Colors in Japanese ·  (いろ) ‎(iro) (layout · text)
    

赤色 (あかいろ) ‎(akairo)

      (むらさき) ‎(murasaki)     

黄色 (きいろ) ‎(kiiro)

    

 (みどり) ‎(midori)

     ?     

 (あお) ‎(ao)

     ?
    

深紅色 (しんくしょく) ‎(shinkushoku),
クリムゾン ‎(kurimuzon),
紅色 (べにいろ) ‎(benīro),
紅色 (くれないいろ) ‎(kurenaīro)

     マゼンタ ‎(mazenta)      ?      ?     

シアン ‎(shian)

     空色 (そらいろ) ‎(sorairo)      ?
    

茶色 (ちゃいろ) ‎(chairo),
褐色 (かっしょく) ‎(kasshoku)

    

ピンク ‎(pinku),
桃色 (ももいろ) ‎(momoiro)

    

橙色 (だいだいいろ) ‎(daidaiiro)

      (くろ) ‎(kuro)     

灰色 (はいいろ) ‎(haiiro),
鼠色 (ねずみいろ) ‎(nezumiiro)

      (しろ) ‎(shiro)

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