草書

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See also: 草书

Chinese[edit]

 
grass; straw; draft (of a document)
grass; straw; draft (of a document); careless; rough; manuscript; hasty
book; letter
trad. (草書)
simp. (草书)
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Chinese calligraphy in the style of cursive script (Dong Qichang, 1603)

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (14) (26)
Final () (89) (22)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡sʰɑuX/ /ɕɨʌ/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡sʰɑuX/ /ɕiɔ/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʰɑuX/ /ɕiɔ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡sʰawX/ /ɕɨə̆/
Li
Rong
/t͡sʰɑuX/ /ɕiɔ/
Wang
Li
/t͡sʰɑuX/ /ɕĭo/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡sʰɑuX/ /ɕi̯wo/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
cǎo shū
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
cou2 syu1

Noun[edit]

草書

  1. (calligraphy) cursive script

Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes translated as grass script, mistaking the character (cǎo) as meaning grass, when in fact it refers to writing which is careless; sloppy; hasty, for example the meaning implied in the compound words 潦草 (liáocǎo) and 草率 (cǎoshuài).

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (草書):
  • Japanese: 草書(そうしょ) (sōsho)
  • Korean: 초서 (草書, choseo)
  • Vietnamese: thảo thư (草書)

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
そう
Grade: 1
しょ
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 草書 (MC t͡sʰɑuX ɕɨʌ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(そう)(しょ) (sōshoさうしよ (sausyo)?

  1. grass script (cursive writing)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

草書 (choseo) (hangeul 초서)

  1. Hanja form? of 초서 (grass script).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

草書

  1. Hán tự form of thảo thư (grass script).