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Modern (Beijing) reading: zāng
Preclassic Old Chinese: ćāŋ
Classic Old Chinese: cāŋ
Western Han Chinese: cāŋ
Eastern Han Chinese: cāŋ
Early Postclassic Chinese: cāŋ
Middle Postclassic Chinese: cāŋ
Late Postclassic Chinese: cāŋ
Middle Chinese: câŋ
English meaning : be good
Russian meaning[s]: 1) добрый, прекрасный; хвалить; 2) добыча, награбленное добро; 3) раб, слуга; 4) Цзан (фамилия)
Comments: Xiesheng suggests *ć-, but this is one of the very few cases when external evidence contradicts internal reconstruction of palatals (see below); thus OC *cāŋ is also not to be excluded.
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Dialectal data: Dialectal data
Radical: 131
Four-angle index: 6887
Karlgren code: 0727 |f ́
Shijing occurrences: 33.4_, 50.2_, 54.2
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