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U+854A, 蕊
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-854A

[U+8549]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+854B]

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 140, +12, 15 strokes, cangjie input 廿心心心 (TPPP), four-corner 44333, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1057, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 31939
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1520, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3297, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+854A

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.
variant forms


Glyph originEdit

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*sqʰloːlʔ, *sklol, *sɡlolʔ
*ŋljolʔ, *ŋljulʔ
*ŋljolʔ
*ŋljolʔ, *ŋljulʔ

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *(d/n)waj (to hang from; to cling to; creeper), whence Burmese နွယ် (nwai, creeper), Jingpho noi (to hang). Possibly related to (OC *djol, “to hang down”), (OC *toːlʔ, “hanging from a tree > flower”).

PronunciationEdit



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /ʐuei²¹⁴/
Harbin /luei²¹³/
/ʐuei²¹³/
Tianjin /ʐuei¹³/
Jinan /luei⁵⁵/
Qingdao /ləʔ⁵⁵/
Zhengzhou /ʐuei⁵³/
Xi'an /vei⁴⁴/
Xining /uɨ⁵³/
Yinchuan /ʐuei⁵³/
Lanzhou /vei⁴⁴²/
Ürümqi /ʐuei²¹³/
/vei²¹³/
Wuhan /zuei³⁵/
Chengdu /zuei⁵³/
Guiyang
Kunming /ʐuei⁵³/
Nanjing /ʐuəi²¹²/
Hefei /ʐue⁵³/
Jin Taiyuan /zuei⁴⁵/
Pingyao /zuei⁵³/
Hohhot /ʐuei⁵³/
Wu Shanghai /zø²³/
Suzhou /ze̞³¹/
Hangzhou /zz̩ʷei¹³/
Wenzhou /zz̩³⁵/
Hui Shexian /y³⁵/
Tunxi /lon²⁴/
Xiang Changsha /y⁴¹/
Xiangtan /yəi⁵⁵/
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian /lui³¹/
Taoyuan /lui²²/
Cantonese Guangzhou /jøy²³/
Nanning /jui²⁴/
Hong Kong /jøy²³/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /lui⁵³/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /luoi³²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /lo²¹/
Shantou (Min Nan) /lui⁵³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /lui²¹³/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (38) (38)
Final () (12) (16)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ȵiuᴇX/ /ȵiuɪX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ȵʷiɛX/ /ȵʷiX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȵʑjuɛX/ /ȵʑjuɪX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ȵwiə̆X/ /ȵwiX/
Li
Rong
/ȵiueX/ /ȵuiX/
Wang
Li
/ȵʑǐweX/ /ȵʑwiX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȵʑwie̯X/ /ȵʑwiX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
ruǐ ruǐ
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
No. 12200 12203
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
3 3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ŋljolʔ/ /*ŋljulʔ/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. (botany) reproductive organ of a flower; stamen or gynoecium
  2. flower bud
  3. (Hokkien, Teochew, Taiwanese Hakka) Classifier for flowers and eyes.
    目睭 [Min Nan]  ―  chi̍t lúi ba̍k-chiu [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  an eye

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of (“(classifier for flowers)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing
Taiwan
Jinan
Muping 朵兒
Luoyang 朵兒
Wanrong
Xi'an
Xining
Xuzhou , 朵子, 朵兒
Yinchuan
Lanzhou
Ürümqi
Wuhan
Chengdu
Guiyang
Liuzhou
Yangzhou
Nanjing
Hefei
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Hong Kong (San Tin Weitou)
Hong Kong (Kam Tin Weitou)
Hong Kong (Ting Kok)
Hong Kong (Tung Ping Chau)
Macau
Panyu
Huadu (Huashan)
Conghua
Zengcheng
Foshan
Nanhai (Shatou)
Shunde
Sanshui
Gaoming (Mingcheng)
Zhongshan (Shiqi)
Zhuhai (Qianshan)
Doumen (Shangheng Tanka)
Doumen
Jiangmen (Baisha)
Xinhui
Taishan
Kaiping (Chikan)
Enping (Niujiang)
Heshan (Yayao)
Dongguan
Bao'an (Shajing)
Yangjiang
Gan Nanchang
Pingxiang
Hakka Meixian
Huizhou (Huicheng Bendihua)
Dongguan (Qingxi)
Shenzhen (Shatoujiao)
Zhongshan (Nanlang Heshui)
Heyuan (Bendihua)
Liannan
Conghua (Lütian)
Jiexi
Luchuan
Changting
Ninghua
Yudu
Miaoli (N. Sixian)
Liudui (S. Sixian)
Hsinchu (Hailu)
Dongshi (Dabu)
Hsinchu (Raoping)
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Hong Kong
Huizhou Jixi
Jin Taiyuan
Xinzhou
Min Bei Jian'ou
Songxi
Zhenghe
Jianyang
Wuyishan
Shibei
Min Dong Fuzhou
Changle
Fuqing
Yongtai
Gutian ,
Fu'an
Ningde
Shouning
Zhouning ,
Fuding
Matsu
Min Nan Xiamen ,
Quanzhou ,
Yongchun
Zhangzhou
Taipei
Kaohsiung
Sanxia
Kinmen
Magong
Longyan
Zhangping (Yongfu)
Datian
Chaozhou
Haifeng
Wenchang
Puxian Min Putian
Pinghua Nanning (Tingzi)
Wu Shanghai
Suzhou
Hangzhou
Wenzhou
Chongming
Danyang
Jinhua
Ningbo
Xiang Changsha
Shuangfeng
Loudi

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. stamen
  2. pistil

ReadingsEdit

  • Go-on: ぬい (nui)
  • Kan-on: ずい (zui)
  • Kun: しべ (shibe)

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ye) (hangeul , revised ye, McCune–Reischauer ye, Yale yey)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nhị, nhuỵ)

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