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U+85FB, 藻
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-85FB

[U+85FA]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+85FC]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 140 +16, 22 strokes, cangjie input 廿水口木 (TERD), four-corner 44194, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1067, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32401
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1533, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3329, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+85FB

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Large seal script Small seal script
藻-bigseal.svg 藻-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ʔsaːwʔ
*ʔslaːwʔ
*ʔsaːwʔ
*ʔsaːwʔ, *saːw, *sʰaw
*ʔsaːws
*ʔsaːws
*sʰaːw, *sʰaːws
*sʰaːw, *sʰaw
*sʰaːwʔ
*sʰaːws
*zaːw, *sʰaw
*saːw, *saːws
*saːw
*saːwʔ, *saːws
*saːws
*saːws
*saːws
*saːws
*ʔsawʔ, *ʔseːwʔ
*soːwʔ, *srow

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ʔsaːwʔ): semantic (plant) + phonetic (OC *ʔslaːwʔ).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (13)
Final () (89)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡sɑuX/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡sɑuX/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sɑuX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡sawX/
Li
Rong
/t͡sɑuX/
Wang
Li
/t͡sɑuX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡sɑuX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zǎo
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
zǎo
Middle
Chinese
‹ tsawX ›
Old
Chinese
/*[ts]ˤawʔ/
English kind of water plant

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. 16565
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ʔsaːwʔ/
Notes

Definitions[edit]

  1. algae
  2. other aquatic plants
  3. (literary) literary embellishment
  4. (literary) splendid, magnificent
  5. A surname​.

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana , romaji mo)

  1. alga, algae

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(jo) (hangeul , revised jo, McCune-Reischauer cho, Yale co)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tảo, tang)

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