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U+8846, 衆
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8846

[U+8845]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8847]

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TranslingualEdit

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Glyph originEdit

Variant of , with bottom component ⿲ replaced by (similar to unrelated and 𠂢).

Current form is graphically  +  (crowd, multitude) – bottom is originally 3 people, hence “crowd”, though top is unrelated to 血, being originally (eye).

Usage notesEdit

The Kangxi dictionary lists 衆 as the unorthodox form (俗字) of . However, 衆 is the preferred form used in Japanese kanji.

Han characterEdit

(radical 143, +6, 12 strokes, cangjie input 竹廿竹竹人 (HTHHO) or 竹廿人竹人 (HTOHO), four-corner 27232, composition)

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1107, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 33981
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1569, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3051, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+8846

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“masses; people; multitude; crowd; everyone; everything; all matters; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana しゅう, rōmaji shū)

  1. mass; many people
  2. majority
Antonyms

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(jung) (hangeul , revised jung, McCune–Reischauer chung, Yale cwung)

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