See also:

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

A poisonous snake, from which this character originated.

Pictogram (象形): a snake.

The character originally represented a type of poisonous 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.

Han characterEdit

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

  1. worm
  2. insect
  3. (archaic) a poisonous snake
  4. KangXi radical 142

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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CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Jyutping cung4, wai2, Yale chung4, wai2)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , POJ chhûng, Guangdong tsh'ung2 [Meixian], fui3, ch'ung2 [Hailu], ts'ung2, fi3 [Siyan], ch'ung2 [Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim cung2)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

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

  1. insect, bug

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana むし, romaji mushi)

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


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(hwe, chung)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): [[, ]] (revised: hwe, chung, McCune-Reischauer: hwe, ch'ung, Yale: hwey, chwung)

MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Pinyin chóng (chong2), huǐ (hui3), Wade-Giles ch'ung2, hui3)

CompoundsEdit


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA thiông (thiong5), thâng (thang5), huí (hui2), Guangdong tiong2, tang2, hui3)

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(trùng)

Last modified on 14 April 2014, at 23:19