See also:
U+84B2, 蒲
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-84B2

[U+84B1]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+84B3]

Translingual

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Han character

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(Kangxi radical 140, +10, 16 strokes, cangjie input 廿水戈月 (TEIB), four-corner 44127, composition )

  1. bulrush, cattail, reed
  2. vine
  3. various rivers and places

References

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  • Kangxi Dictionary: page 1049, character 37
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 31611
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1511, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 5, page 3269, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+84B2

Chinese

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trad.
simp. #

Glyph origin

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Phono-semantic compound (形聲形声, OC *baː) : semantic (vegetation) + phonetic (OC *pʰaːʔ).

Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

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Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (3)
Final () (23)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Baxter bu
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/buo/
Pan
Wuyun
/buo/
Shao
Rongfen
/bo/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/bɔ/
Li
Rong
/bo/
Wang
Li
/bu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/bʱuo/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
pou4
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ bu ›
Old
Chinese
/*[b]ˁa/
English part of personal name

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
Reading # 1/1
No. 3441
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*baː/

Definitions

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  1. calamus; cattail
  2. Short for 菖蒲 (chāngpú, “Acorus calamus”).
  3. Short for 香蒲 (“Typha orientalis”).
  4. Short for 蒲葵 (púkuí, “Livistona chinensis”).
  5. Used in 蒲桃 (pútáo).
  6. a surname
      ―  Sōnglíng  ―  Pu Songling (author of Liaozhai zhiyi)

Compounds

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Descendants

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(water plant):

  • Tangut: 𘀔 (*phu¹)

Etymology 2

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From the vernacular reading of (pou4).

Pronunciation

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Definitions

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  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) to appear
    [Hong Kong Cantonese]  ―  pou4 tau4 [Jyutping]  ―  (of a person) to show up
  2. (Hong Kong Cantonese) to party; to leisure
    Synonym: wet

References

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Japanese

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Kanji

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(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. bulrush, reed

Readings

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Compounds

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Etymology

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Kanji in this term
がま
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
香蒲

Noun

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(がま) or (ガマ) (gama

  1. common cattail, Typha latifolia

Usage notes

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As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts (where katakana is customary).

Korean

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Hanja

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(po) (hangeul , revised po, McCune–Reischauer p'o, Yale pho)

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Vietnamese

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Han character

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: Hán Việt readings: bồ
: Hán Nôm readings: bồ, , mồ

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