TranslingualEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (water) +  (hook) +  (tree) – to hang (on a hook 九) from a tree (木) into water (氵), so as to dye.

Earlier forms more often graphically  + ; water radical moved up.

Han characterEdit

(radical 75 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 水弓木 (END), four-corner 34904, composition氿)

  1. dye
  2. be contagious
  3. infect

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 519, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14621
  • Dae Jaweon: page 907, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1188, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+67D3

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping jim5, Yale yim5)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(yeom) (hangeul [[]], revised yeom, McCune-Reischauer yŏm, Yale yem)


MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin rǎn (ran3), Wade-Giles jan3)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nhiễm, nhuộm, nhẹm, nhuốm, ruộm, vẩn)

Last modified on 12 April 2014, at 13:47