See also:
U+9244, 鉄
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-9244

[U+9243]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+9245]

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
 
Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Han characterEdit

(radical 167, +5, 13 strokes, cangjie input 金竹手人 (CHQO), composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1300, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 40285
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1802, character 26
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 6, page 4186, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+9244

ChineseEdit

Glyph originEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic + phonetic (OC *hliɡ).

Etymology 1Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“iron; railway; etc.”).
(This character, , is the former (1935–1936) ROC simplified, former (1969–1976) Singaporean simplified, and variant form of .)
Notes:

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to sew; to sew”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

Shinjitai

Kyūjitai

KanjiEdit

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. iron

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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Kanji in this term
てつ
Grade: 3
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

Borrowed from Middle Chinese (MC tʰet̚, “iron”). Compare modern Mandarin reading tiě, Hakka thiet.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(てつ) (tetsu (kyūjitai )

  1. iron, the metal and the metallic chemical element
  2. (more generally) steel
  3. (figuratively) a blade, a knife, a sword, a weapon
  4. (figuratively) something extremely strong
  5. short for 鉄色 (tetsu iro, steely black)
  6. short for 鉄砲 (teppō, literally “cannon”, but in this case, refers to the poisonous fugu blowfish or dishes made from it)
IdiomsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
くろがね
Grade: 3
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

Compound of (kuro, black) +‎ (kane, metal).[2][1] The kane changes to gane as an instance of rendaku (連濁). Compare the black in English blacksmith.

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

(くろがね) (kurogane (kyūjitai )

  1. (archaic) iron
  2. (figuratively) something extremely strong

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
かね
Grade: 3
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

From Old Japanese.[2]

The four kanji spellings of this term, (gold), (silver), (copper), and (“iron”), hint at the importance of each of these four metals in ancient Japan.[2]

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

(かね) (kane (kyūjitai )

  1. Alternative spelling of (metal; money)
Usage notesEdit

The spelling is the most common for this term.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan