- KangXi: not present, would follow page 82, character 13
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 37, character 5
- Unihan data for U+4E50
Unorthodox variant simplified from 樂 found in a moveable type copy of 《嶺南逸事》. First attested in 《宋元以來俗字譜》, a variant forms dictionary compiled in 1930 that records unorthodox forms (俗字) that have existed since the Song dynasty. Also found as a cursive form (草書) of 樂 in 《中國書法大字典》.
Eventually adopted as an official simplified character by the People's Republic of China in the 1956 Chinese Character Simplification Scheme.
|For pronunciation and definitions of 乐 – see 樂 (“music; tune; melody; song; to play music; to sing; etc.”).|
(This character, 乐, is the simplified and variant form of 樂.)