In Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese scripts, the right side component is written 每 (contains 母 with 2 dots). In Japanese shinjitai, the component is simplified to 毎 (contains 毋 with a single middle stroke). Due to Han unification, both characters (梅/梅) are encoded under the same Unicode codepoint. A CJK compatibility ideograph (U+FA44) exists for the kyūjitai form of 梅.
梅 (radical 75 木+7 in Chinese, 木+6 in Japanese, in Chinese 11 strokes, in Japanese 10 strokes, cangjie input 木人田卜 (DOWY), four-corner 48957, composition ⿰木每(GHTKV) or ⿰木毎(J))
- KangXi: page 528, character 8
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14795
- Dae Jaweon: page 916, character 23
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1215, character 13
- Unihan data for U+6885
(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji, shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form 梅)
Probably from /mume/, from Sinitic 梅 (Middle Chinese /muʌi/, Old Chinese /*mɯː/). Compare 馬 (uma) (Middle Chinese /mˠaX/ invalid IPA characters (X), Old Chinese /*mraːʔ/).
(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)
梅 (hiragana うめ, katakana ウメ, rōmaji ume)
- a Japanese plum or Japanese apricot, Prunus mume
- the lowest of a 3 level rank system
As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as ウメ.
- 松 (matsu): pine, the top rank
- 竹 (take): bamboo, the middle rank
梅 (hiragana うめ, rōmaji Ume)
- A female given name.
梅 • (mae) (hangeul 매, revised mae, McCune-Reischauer mae, Yale may)
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