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See also:
U+8695, 蚕
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8695

[U+8694]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8696]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 142, +4, 10 strokes, cangjie input 竹大中一戈 (HKLMI) or 一大中一戈 (MKLMI), four-corner 20136, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1077, character 38
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32869
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1546, character 31
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 4, page 2837, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+8695

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *zluːm, *hl'iːnʔ): phonetic  (OC *qʰl'iːn) + semantic  (insect).

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“silkworm”).
(This character, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

Etymology 2[edit]

simp. and trad.
alternative forms 𧉂

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (6)
Final () (85)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/tʰenX/
Pan
Wuyun
/tʰenX/
Shao
Rongfen
/tʰɛnX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/tʰɛnX/
Li
Rong
/tʰenX/
Wang
Li
/tʰienX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/tʰienX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
tiǎn
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 2/2
No. 12390
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*hl'iːnʔ/
Notes

Definitions[edit]

  1. Only used in 蜸蚕𰲮蚕 (qiǎntiǎn, “earthworm”).

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. silkworm

Readings[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
かいこ
Grade: 6
kun’yomi

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(かいこ) (kaiko

  1. the silkworm (Bombyx mori)
Usage notes[edit]

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as カイコ.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 6
kun’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

() (ko

  1. (obsolete) silkworm

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cheon, jam) (hangeul , , revised cheon, jam, McCune–Reischauer ch'ŏn, cham, Yale chen, cam)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.