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U+8749, 蝉
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8749

[U+8748]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+874A]

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
(extended)
Simplified

Han character[edit]

(radical 142 +8, 14 strokes, cangjie input 中戈金田十 (LICWJ), composition)

Usage notes[edit]

Due to Han unification, this Unicode character appears as (虫单) in PRC-style fonts and (虫単) in Japan-style fonts.

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

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

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. cicada

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Kanji in this term
せみ
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

/sen/*/semu/ invalid IPA characters (/)/semi/

Ultimately from Middle Chinese (MC d͡ʑiᴇn). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) Compare (fumi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana せみ, katakana セミ, rōmaji semi)

  1. generic name for a cicada (any of several insects of the order Hemiptera); locust (chiefly US)
  2. the back part a 横笛 (yokobue, Japanese transverse flute), about one centimeter from the embouchure hole, usually shaped like a cicada (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
  3. a small pulley used to raise objects to high places
  4. (by extension) a pulley used to lift sails in a 和船 (wasen, Japanese-style ship) (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
せび
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

/semi//sebi/

A shift from semi above. Bilabial nasal /m/ becomes bilabial plosive /b/. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) Appears in the Shinsen Jikyō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana せび, rōmaji sebi)

  1. Synonym of セミ (cicada) above

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
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0