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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
虫-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

A poisonous snake, from which this character originated.

Pictogram (象形): a snake.

The character originally represented a type of poisonous snake, while the derivative represented worms and insects (or insect-like things). 虫 eventually came to represent worms and insects as well, and the character was created to represent the original meaning.

Han character[edit]

(radical 142 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 中一戈 (LMI), four-corner 50136)

  1. worm
  2. insect
  3. (archaic) a poisonous snake
  4. KangXi radical 142

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1076, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32804
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1545, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2833, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+866B

Descendants[edit]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping cung4, wai2, Yale chung4, wai2)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , POJ chhûng, Guangdong tsh'ung2 [Meixian], fui3, ch'ung2 [Hailu], ts'ung2, fi3 [Siyan], ch'ung2 [Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim cung2)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. insect, bug

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana むし, romaji mushi)

  1. an insect; a bug
  2. a person living for only one thing
  3. a thought which is in the deep in mind


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(hwe, chung)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): ,  (revised: hwe, chung, McCune-Reischauer: hwe, ch'ung, Yale: hwey, chwung)
  • Name (hangeul): 벌레 충, 벌레 훼()

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin chóng (chong2), huǐ (hui3), Wade-Giles ch'ung2, hui3)

Compounds[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA thiông (thiong5), thâng (thang5), huí (hui2), Guangdong tiong2, tang2, hui3)

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(trùng)