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Etymology

is combined of chimney and flame, the look of sooty edge of chimney. 墨 is a lump of soil-formed soot. The old sound is / mək /, the m changed into voiceless nasal, moreover changed into / hək /, that is the sound of 黑

Han character

(radical 32 +11, 15 strokes, cangjie input 田土火土 (WGFG), four-corner 60104)

  1. ink
  2. writing
  3. Mexico (abbreviation of 墨西哥)

References

  • KangXi: page 238, character 40
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5469
  • Dae Jaweon: page 478, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 487, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+58A8

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale mak6)


Japanese

Kanji

(common kanji)

Readings

Compounds

Noun

(hiragana すみ, romaji sumi)

  1. ink

Korean

Hanja

(hangeul 묵, revised muk, McCune-Reischauer muk)


Mandarin

Hanzi

(pinyin dūn (dun1), (mo4), Wade-Giles tun1, mo4)

Compounds

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