See also:
U+8591, 薑
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8591

[U+8590]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8592]

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 140, +13, 19 strokes, cangjie input 廿一田一 (TMWM), four-corner 44106, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1061, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32110
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1525, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 5, page 3300, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+8591

ChineseEdit

trad.
simp. *
alternative forms
𧅁
𦷗

Glyph originEdit

Historical forms of the character
Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Small seal script
 

Originally , a phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *kaŋ): semantic (grass; plant) + phonetic (OC *kaŋs, *ɡaŋ, *ɡaŋʔ).

Note that the simplified form (OC *klaŋ) is also a traditional character on its own.

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *kjaŋ (ginger). Compare Burmese ချင်း (hkyang:).

PronunciationEdit


Note:
  • gion1 - Shantou;
  • giên1 - Chaozhou.
  • Wu
  • Xiang

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Initial () (28)
    Final () (105)
    Tone (調) Level (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () III
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /kɨɐŋ/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /kiɐŋ/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /kiɑŋ/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /kɨaŋ/
    Li
    Rong
    /kiaŋ/
    Wang
    Li
    /kĭaŋ/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /ki̯aŋ/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    jiāng
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    jiāng
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ kjang ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*[k]aŋ/
    English ginger

    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. 6260
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    0
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*kaŋ/

    DefinitionsEdit

    1. ginger

    SynonymsEdit

    CompoundsEdit


    JapaneseEdit

    KanjiEdit

    (uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

    1. ginger

    ReadingsEdit

    CompoundsEdit


    KoreanEdit

    HanjaEdit

    (gang) (hangeul , revised gang, McCune–Reischauer kang, Yale kang)

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    VietnameseEdit

    Hán tự in this term

    Han characterEdit

    (gừng; khương; cưng)

    NounEdit

    1. Nôm form of gừng (ginger).

    ReferencesEdit