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Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
      ⿸⿱亽
Mandarin
cang1, chuan4, chuang4
English
Definitions
granary; cabin; hold (in ship); barn; storehouse; berth; sea
Mnemonic
Gather grain into a vessel (pictograph) to feed many mouths
Etymology
Notes
Modern traditional form is very similar to bronze era form; may have been a container similar to (compare ) with gather at the top and mouth at the bottom; derivatives with pronunciation qiang or chuang tend to have a negative connotation; compare and vs and