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See also:
U+5B9D, 宝
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5B9D

[U+5B9C]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5B9E]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
8 strokes
Japanese
Simplified
Traditional

Han character[edit]

(Kangxi radical 40, +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 十一土戈 (JMGI), four-corner 30103, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

Related characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 284, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7122
  • Dae Jaweon: page 561, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 2, page 917, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+5B9D

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Simplified from (⿱珤貝). Officially adopted as the simplified form of in the Chinese Character Simplification Scheme (漢字簡化方案) in 1956.

Definitions[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“treasure; riches; valuables; precious thing; to treasure; to cherish; etc.”).
(This character, , is the simplified and variant form of .)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

Kanji[edit]

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

  1. precious objects
  2. worldly goods
  3. valuable possessions

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
たから
Grade: 6
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

From Old Japanese. First cited to the Man'yōshū of 759 CE.[1]

Reconstructed by Samuel Martin as a compound of Proto-Japonic *taka + *-ra (pluralizing suffix).[2] However, this is semantically problematic, as such a compound would ordinarily refer to "the heights" as a location, and there is no clear means of deriving the sense of "treasure" from the proposed component parts.

Some sources derive this as a compound of (ta, paddy field) +‎ から (kara, from), literally from the paddy fields, from the way people value thriving paddy fields as a unique kind of treasure.[3] However, the sense of "from" for から (kara) does not appear until roughly the Heian period,[4] more recent than the first appearance of takara, making this a folk etymology.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(たから) (takara

  1. [from 759] treasure

References[edit]

  1. ^ 宝・財・貨”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten)[1] (in Japanese), 2nd edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000, →ISBN
  2. ^ Martin, Samuel E. (1987) The Japanese Language Through Time, New Haven, London: Yale University Press, →ISBN
  3. ^ 宝は田から~私たちの原点~ | 宝酒造株式会社 - Treasure is from the rice fields -Our Beginning- | Takara Shuzo (In Japanese)
  4. ^ から”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, Nihon Kokugo Daijiten)[2] (in Japanese), 2nd edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000, →ISBN
  5. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  6. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  7. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bo) (hangeul , revised bo, McCune–Reischauer po)

  1. jewel

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

: Hán Nôm readings: bảo, báu, bửu

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