See also: , 绿, and
U+7DD1, 緑
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-7DD1

[U+7DD0]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+7DD2]

TranslingualEdit

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified 绿

EtymologyEdit

Variant and Japanese Simplified from ().

In current form, Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *roɡ): semantic + phonetic ()

Han characterEdit

(Kangxi radical 120, +8, 14 strokes, cangjie input 女火弓一水 (VFNME), composition )

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 929, character 29
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27541
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 5, page 3421, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+7DD1

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“green; to become green; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

JapaneseEdit

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

KanjiEdit

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. green

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Kanji in this term
みどり
Grade: 3
kun’yomi
Alternative spellings
(kyūjitai)

From Old Japanese. Originally referred to new buds and shoots, later expanding via metonymy to mean green.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(みどり) (midori

  1. green (color)
  2. verdure
    (みどり)(にお)
    midori no nioi
    the scent of greenery
  3. a new bud or shoot
  4. (archaic) in the Edo Period, an apprentice to a high-ranking courtesan, from ages six or seven through thirteen or fourteen
  5. in kabuki and 浄瑠璃 (jōruri, puppet theater), performing just the main parts of a work and omitting the 狂言 (kyōgen)

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Japanese · (いろ) (iro) (layout · text)
     (しろ) (shiro)      (はい)(いろ) (haīro),
(ねずみ)(いろ) (nezumīro) (dated)
     (くろ) (kuro)
             (あか) (aka); (しん)() (shinku),
クリムゾン (kurimuzon),
(べに)(いろ) (benīro),
(くれない)(いろ) (kurenaīro),
(あかね)(いろ) (akaneiro)
             オレンジ (orenji),
(だいだい)(いろ) (daidaīro); (ちゃ)(いろ) (chairo),
(かっ)(しょく) (kasshoku)
             ()(いろ) (kīro); クリーム(いろ) (kurīmuiro)
             ()(みどり) (kimidori)              (みどり) (midori),
(あお) (ao) (dated)
             若緑(わかみどり) (wakamidori)
             シアン (shian); (かも)羽色(はねいろ) (kamo no hane iro)              (みず)(いろ) (mizuiro)              (あお) (ao)
             (すみれ)(いろ) (sumireiro); (あい)(いろ) (aīro),
インジゴ (injigo)
             マゼンタ (mazenta); (むらさき) (murasaki)              ピンク (pinku),
(もも)(いろ) (momoiro)

Proper nounEdit

(みどり) (Midori

  1. a female given name
  2. a surname

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN