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U+8278, 艸
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8278

[U+8277]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8279]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
艸-order.gif
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Alternative forms[edit]

  • (when used as a head Chinese radical)
  • (non-classical form)

Han character[edit]

(radical 140, +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 山山 (UU) or X山山 (XUU), four-corner 22447, composition屮)

  1. Kangxi radical #140, .
  2. Shuōwén Jiězì radical №12

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 1,902 characters (out of 40,000) that use this radical, making this the most commonly used radical.

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1017, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 30638
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1475, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3172, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8278

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Small seal script
艸-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形) – grass.

Definitions[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“grass; straw; thatch; herbal grasses; herbs; etc.”).
(This character, , is an ancient form of .)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Grass, vegetation.

Readings[edit]

  • On (unclassified): そう ()
  • Kun: くさ (kusa, )

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cho) (hangeul , revised cho, McCune–Reischauer ch'o, Yale cho)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thảo, cỏ)

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