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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  ‎(grass) +  ‎(dead person) – bury the dead 死 in the grass 茻. Top is now grass radical (), while bottom is simplified to , hence graphically  +  + .

Han character[edit]

(radical 140 +9, in Chinese 15 strokes, in Japanese 12 strokes, cangjie input 廿一心廿 (TMPT), four-corner 44441, composition)

  1. bury, inter

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1046, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 31448
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1507, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3246, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+846C

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (葬), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 精 (13)
Final: 唐
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 則浪切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sɑŋH/ /t͡sɑŋH/ /t͡sɑŋH/ /t͡sɑŋH/ /t͡saŋH/ /t͡sɑŋH/ /t͡sɑŋH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zàng ‹ tsangH › /*[ts]ˤaŋ-s/ bury

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
16545 0 /*ʔsaːŋs/

Noun[edit]

  1. burial
      ―  huǒzàng  ―  cremation (lit. fire burial)

Verb[edit]

  1. to bury; to inter
      ―  máizàng  ―  to bury

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. funeral, bury

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Kanji in this term
そう
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese ‎(tsangH, burial).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana そう, romaji , historical hiragana さう)

  1. burial

References[edit]

  • Jack Halpern's New Japanese-English Character Dictionary

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(jang) (hangeul , revised jang, McCune-Reischauer chang, Yale cang)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(táng)

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