TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

A phonosemantic compound of Chinese semantic ("plant") + phonetic (zǎo, reconstructed Old Chinese pronunciation *mə-tsˤawʔ)

Han characterEdit

(radical 140 +16, 22 strokes, cangjie input 廿水口木 (TERD), four-corner 44194)

  1. algae
  2. other aquatic plants
  3. (literary) literary embellishment
  4. (literary) splendid, magnificent
  5. A surname​.

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1067, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32401
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1533, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3329, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+85FB

ChineseEdit

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simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (藻), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 精 (13)
Final: 豪
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 子晧切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sɑuX/ /t͡sɑuX/ /t͡sɑuX/ /t͡sɑuX/ /t͡sawX/ /t͡sɑuX/ /t͡sɑuX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zǎo ‹ tsawX › /*[ts]ˤawʔ/ kind of water plant

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
16565 1 /*ʔsaːwʔ/ 説文同薻

DefinitionsEdit

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Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana , romaji mo)

  1. alga, algae

SynonymsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(jo) (hangeul , revised jo, McCune-Reischauer cho, Yale co)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tảo, tang)

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