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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 142 +4, 10 strokes, cangjie input 竹大中一戈 (HKLMI) or 一大中一戈 (MKLMI), four-corner 20136, composition)

  1. silkworms

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1077, character 38
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32869
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1546, character 31
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2837, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+8695

ChineseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

Etymology 2Edit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

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

Initial: (6)
Final:
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/tʰenX/ /tʰienX/ /tʰenX/ /tʰenX/ /tʰɛnX/ /tʰienX/ /tʰɛnX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
cán ‹ dzom › /*C.[dz]ˤ[ə]m/ silkworm

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
6703 3 /*zluːm/ 俗蠶字
12390 1 /*hl'iːnʔ/ 見爾雅

DefinitionsEdit

  1. Only used in 豎蚕竖蚕

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. silkworm

ReadingsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Kanji in this term
かいこ
Grade: 6
kun'yomi
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NounEdit

‎(hiragana かいこ, katakana カイコ, romaji kaiko)

  1. the silkworm (Bombyx mori)

Usage notesEdit

As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana in biological contexts, as カイコ.


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(cheon, jam) (hangeul , , revised cheon, jam, McCune-Reischauer ch'ŏn, cham, Yale chen, cam)

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