U+866B, 虫
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-866B

[U+866A]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+866C]
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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
 

EtymologyEdit

 
A venomous snake, from which this character originated.
Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Small seal script
     
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*hŋuːl, *hŋruːl, *hŋlulʔ
*hŋuːl
鼿 *hŋuːl, *ŋuːd
*hŋlulʔ
*ŋ̥ʰuːn
*ŋod, *ŋuːd
*ŋod, *ŋuːd
*ŋuːd
*ŋuːd
*ŋuːd
*ŋluːd

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). 虫 eventually came to represent worms and insects as well, and the character was created to represent the original meaning.

虫 is Simplified from (elimination of ) and 虫 is the simplified form of that is used only as a character component.

Han characterEdit

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

  1. Kangxi radical #142, (insect).

ReferencesEdit

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

DescendantsEdit

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ChineseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“insect”).
(This character, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

Etymology 2Edit

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

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

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

  1. insect, bug

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Kanji in this term
むし
Grade: 1
kun'yomi
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana むし, katakana ムシ, romaji mushi)

  1. an insect; a bug; a worm
  2. a person living for only one thing
  3. a thought which is in the deep in mind

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  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 978-4-14-011112-3