See also:
U+866B, 虫
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-866B

[U+866A]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+866C]
U+2F8D, ⾍
KANGXI RADICAL INSECT

[U+2F8C]
Kangxi Radicals
[U+2F8E]

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
 

Han characterEdit

(radical 142, +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 中一戈 (LMI), four-corner 50136, composition)

  1. Kangxi radical #142, .

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1076, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32804
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1545, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 4, page 2833, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+866B

ChineseEdit

Glyph originEdit

 
A venomous snake, from which this character originated.
Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Kangxi Dictionary (compiled in Qing)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Small seal script Ming typeface
       

Pictogram (象形): a snake.

The character originally represented a type of venomous snake, while the derivative represented worms and insects (or insect-like things). was later borrowed for (possibly via simplification), and the character was created to represent the original meaning.

Etymology 1Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“insect; bug; creature, animal; etc.”).
(This character, , is the simplified and variant form of .)
Notes:

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“venomous snake; snake; etc.”).
(This character, , is an ancient form of .)

JapaneseEdit

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. insect, bug
  2. generic name for animals

ReadingsEdit

As shinjitai form of :

As the ancient form of :

CompoundsEdit

EtymologyEdit

 
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Kanji in this term
むし
Grade: 1
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

/musi//muɕi/

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(むし) (mushi (kyūjitai )

  1. a bug, insect, worm
    Synonym: 昆虫 (konchū)
  2. a serpent, snake
    ()()(しん)(ちゅう)(むし)
    shishi shinchū no mushi
    a serpent in a lion
    Synonym: (hebi)
  3. (figurative): a worm (person living for only one thing)
    (ほん)(むし)
    hon no mushi
    a bookworm
  4. (derogatory): a worm (despicable person)
    ()(むし)
    nakimushi
    a sobbing worm; a blubberer
  5. a temperament (thought which is in the deep in mind) (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
    (かん)(むし)
    kan no mushi
    a choleric temperament
  6. (archaic) a male lover
    Synonyms: 愛人 (aijin), 情夫 (jōfu), 隠し男 (kakushi-otoko)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Chinese (MC ɖɨuŋ).

HanjaEdit

Korean Wikisource has texts containing the hanja:

Wikisource

(eumhun 벌레 (beolle chung))

  1. Alternative form of (Hanja form? of (insect; bug).)

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Chinese (MC hʉiX).

HanjaEdit

(eumhun 벌레 (beolle hwe))

  1. Alternative form of (Hanja form? of (type of poisonous snake).)

ReferencesEdit

  • 국제퇴계학회 대구경북지부 (國際退溪學會 大邱慶北支部) (2007). Digital Hanja Dictionary, 전자사전/電子字典. [1]

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

: Hán Việt readings: trùng ((trì)(trung)(thiết))[1][2][3][4][5]
: Nôm readings: tròng[1][2], trùng[1][2], chòng[1], chùng[3]

  1. Hán tự form of trùng (Kangxi radical 142).

ReferencesEdit