Ideogrammic compound (會意): 氵 (“water”) + 九 (“hook”) + 木 (“tree”) – to hang (on a hook 九) from a tree (木) into water (氵), so as to dye.
Earlier forms more often graphically 氵 + 杂; water radical moved up.
染 (radical 75 木+5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 水弓木 (END), four-corner 34904)
- be contagious
- 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
Last modified on 2 October 2012, at 19:40
染 (hangeul 염, revised yeom, McCune-Reischauer yŏm, Yale yem)
染 (pinyin rǎn (ran3), Wade-Giles jan3)
染 (nhiễm, nhuộm, nhẹm, nhuốm, ruộm, vẩn)