Can it be added in which contexts the two different Mandarin readings are used? 126.96.36.199 06:25, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
Simpl. or trad.?
Can it be added whether this character is simplified, traditional, or both? 188.8.131.52 06:25, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
Without any proof or reference, just by looking at a cedar tree and its leaves, I claim that this is an ideographic character. The radicals are tree 木 and hair 彡. Hairy tree. Tree with hair. Have a look at some pictures of cedar leaves    . Who would disagree? However, how much proof is needed in order to put in an etymology section on this page? I mean - the character is not a phonogram, is it?
- ^ http://www.baumkunde.de/pics/gr/0104pic_blatt_gr.jpg
- ^ http://www.baumkunde.de/pics/gr/0105pic_blatt_gr.jpg
- ^ http://www.baumkunde.de/pics/gr/0106pic_blatt_gr.jpg
- ^ http://heike-und-thilo.schottelius.net/bilder/natur/ZederBlatt.JPG
--184.108.40.206 18:40, 20 January 2010 (UTC)