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See also:
U+846C, 葬
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-846C

[U+846B]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+846D]

Translingual[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bronze inscriptions Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
葬-oracle.svg 葬-bronze-warring.svg 葬-bronze-warring.svg 葬-seal.svg 葬-bigseal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ʔsaːŋʔ
*ʔsaːŋs

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, 12 strokes, cangjie input 廿一心廿 (TMPT), four-corner 44441, composition)

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]

simp. and trad.
variant forms

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (13)
Final () (101)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡sɑŋH/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡sɑŋH/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sɑŋH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡saŋH/
Li
Rong
/t͡sɑŋH/
Wang
Li
/t͡sɑŋH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡sɑŋH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zàng
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
zàng
Middle
Chinese
‹ tsangH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[ts]ˤaŋ-s/
English 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
Reading # 1/1
No. 16545
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ʔsaːŋs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. burial
      ―  huǒzàng  ―  cremation (lit. fire burial)
  2. to bury; to inter
      ―  máizàng  ―  to bury
    /   ―  Zàng Huā Cí  ―  Poem of Burying Flowers (a poem in Dream of the Red Chamber)

Compounds[edit]


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, rōmaji , 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]

: Hán Việt readings: táng

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