芙蓉

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Chinese[edit]

lotus lotus
simp. and trad.
(芙蓉)
alt. forms 夫容
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芙蓉 (1).

Etymology[edit]

Possibly derived from a word meaning “to blossom”; compare 敷榮敷荣 (fūróng, “to blossom”) (Zhang and Shen, 2014).

Pronunciation 1[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (3) (36)
Final () (24) (7)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/bɨo/ /jɨoŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/bio/ /jioŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/bio/ /ioŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/buə̆/ /juawŋ/
Li
Rong
/bio/ /ioŋ/
Wang
Li
/bĭu/ /jĭwoŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/bʱi̯u/ /i̯woŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yóng
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 3283 4287
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ba/ /*loŋ/
Notes

Noun[edit]

芙蓉

  1. cotton rose; hibiscus (Hibiscus mutabilis)
    芰荷以為芙蓉以為 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    芰荷以为芙蓉以为 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: The Verses of Chu, 4th century BCE – 2nd century CE
    Zhì jìhé yǐwéi yī xī, jí fúróng yǐwéi shāng. [Pinyin]
    I fashioned the flowers of the water-caltrops and lotus to adorn my upper garment; I collected those of the hibiscus for my lower one.
  2. Alternative term for 荷花 (héhuā, “lotus”).
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

芙蓉

  1. () Furong District, Changsha, Hunan Province, China
  2. () Seremban (Fu Yong), capital of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

芙蓉

  1. Alternative term for 梅山 (“Meishan Town, Nan'an, Fujian”).