TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
宗-oracle.svg 宗-bronze.svg 宗-bigseal.svg 宗-seal.svg

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  ‎(house) +  ‎(worship) – house of worship.

Han characterEdit

(radical 40 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 十一一火 (JMMF), four-corner 30901, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 283, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7106
  • Dae Jaweon: page 557, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 917, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+5B97

ChineseEdit

-
simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (宗), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 精 (13)
Final: 冬
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 作冬切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡suoŋ/ /t͡suoŋ/ /t͡soŋ/ /t͡suoŋ/ /t͡sawŋ/ /t͡suoŋ/ /t͡soŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zōng ‹ tsowng › /*[ts]ˤuŋ/ ancestral temple

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
17892 0 /*ʔsuːŋ/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. ancestral temple
  2. ancestors or elders of a people
  3. family
    宗法
  4. having the same ancestry
    宗兄
  5. school, sect
    禪宗禅宗
  6. main purpose
    宗旨
  7. classifier for legal cases

See alsoEdit

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(jong) (hangeul , revised jong, McCune-Reischauer chong)

  1. fundamental knowledge
  2. root, ancestry

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tông, tong, tôn, tung)

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