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U+8579, 蕹
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8579

[U+8578]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+857A]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 140 +13, 19 strokes, cangjie input 廿卜女土 (TYVG), four-corner 44214, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1059, character 38
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32057
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1523, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3306, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+8579

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (grass) + phonetic  (OC *qoŋ, *qoŋs).

Etymology 1[edit]

From (OC *qoŋ, *qoŋʔ, *qoŋs, “to heap soil around the roots of a plant”) according to the Compendium of Materia Medica:

[Classical Chinese, trad.]
[Classical Chinese, simp.]
Shízhēn yuē: Wèng yǔ yōng tóng. Cǐ cài wéi yǐ yōng chéng, gù wèi zhī yōng. [Pinyin]
Shizhen said, is the same as . This vegetable can only grow by heaping soil around the roots, so it is called .

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica)

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. (of grass) thick; lush

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ung, ủng)

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