Alternative forms Edit
There are minor differences in where the last stroke of the top component (top-left to bottom-right diagonal) starts – on the second horizontal stroke or on the third.
Han character Edit
春 ( radical 72, 日+5, 9 strokes, 手大日 ( cangjie input QKA), four-corner 5060, 3 ⿱ composition 𡗗 日)
Derived characters Edit
page 493, character 6 Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13844
Dae Jaweon: page 856, character 7
Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1496, character 10
Unihan data for U+6625
Glyph origin Edit
Characters in the same phonetic series ( ) 屯 (
*rduːn, *duːn, *tun
*donʔ, *duːn, *duːnʔ
Phono-semantic compound (
, 形聲 ): semantic OC *tʰjun 艸 ( “ grass ” ) + phonetic 屯 ( , OC *duːn, *tun “ sprout ” ) + semantic 日 ( “ sun ” ).
春 itself is probably a variant of ( 屯 ) as they are equivalent for the meaning “spring” in Old Chinese literature.
OC *duːn, *tun
Etymology 1 Edit
( 芚 , “(of plants) to begin to grow”) ( OC *duːn Schuessler, 2007). Also compare Khmer ដុះ ( doh, “ to grow; to germinate; to sprout ” ), as well as ( 穿 , “to bore through”) ( OC *kʰljon, *kʰljons ibid.).
spring ( season )
vitality; liveliness; energy; life
lust; lustfulness; passion; sexual desire
a type of alcoholic drink which is fermented from spring to winter
Etymology 2 Edit
Proto-Sino-Tibetan *d(w)əj ( “ egg; testicle ” ) ( Baxter and Sagart, 2014).
( Cantonese , Hakka , Teochew ) egg; roe
( Cantonese , vulgar ) testicle ( Cantonese , vulgar ) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text
春 • ( chun) ( hangeul , 춘 revised chun, McCune–Reischauer ch'un, Yale chwun)
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