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U+86CD, 蛍
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-86CD

[U+86CC]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+86CE]
See also: and

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TranslingualEdit

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

EtymologyEdit

Japanese shinjitai character. Simplified from ().

Han characterEdit

(radical 142 +5, 11 strokes, cangjie input 火月中一戈 (FBLMI), composition)

  1. glow-worm, luminous insect

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 1081, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32983
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 4, page 2845, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+86CD

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

JapaneseEdit

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
ほたる
Grade: S
kun'yomi
 ホタル on Japanese Wikipedia

From Old Japanese. Appears in the Man'yōshú, compiled some time after 759 CE.[1] Ultimate derivation unknown.

  • The initial ho element is almost certainly the ancient form of (hi, fire), which appears as ho in compounds such as (honō, flame, originally from ho no ho) or 火屋 (hoya, lamp chimney).
  • Various theories exist regarding the taru portion. This may be from classical verb 垂る (taru, to hang down, to droop, in reference to a firefly's posterior; modern form 垂れる tareru), or a vowel shift from verb 照る (teru, to shine).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana ほたる, katakana ホタル, rōmaji hotaru)

  1. a firefly
     () () (はか)
    Hotaru no Haka
    Grave of the Fireflies
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: S
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese (/ɦweŋ/, firefly).

AffixEdit

(hiragana けい, rōmaji kei)

  1. used in various compounds to refer to fluorescence

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana けい, rōmaji Kei)

  1. A male or female given name

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 13, poem 3344), text here
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(hyeong) (hangeul , revised hyeong, McCune-Reischauer hyŏng, Yale hyeng)

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