Radical 142

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Radical 142 (U+2F8D)
(U+866B) "snake, insect, worm"
Pinyin: chóng
Bopomofo: ㄔㄨㄥˊ
Wade–Giles: ch'ung2
Jyutping: cung4, wai2
Cantonese Yale: chung4, wai2
Hiragana: キ, むし ki, mushi
Kanji: 虫偏 mushihen
Hangul: 벌레 beolle
Sino-Korean: 훼 hwe

Radical 142 meaning "snake", "insect" or "worm" is 1 of 29 Kangxi radicals (214 radicals total) composed of 7 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 1067 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

The character "虫" models a snake. To derive from this, characters meaning creeping animals such as reptiles, insects, worms, amphibians, and shellfish are included in this radical.

Characters with Radical 142[edit]

seal script character
strokes character
without additional strokes
1 additional stroke
2 additional strokes 虭 虮 虯 虰 虱 虲
3 additional strokes 虳 虴 虵 虶 虷 虸 虹 虺 虻 虼 虽 虾 虿 蚀 蚁 蚂 蚃
4 additional strokes 蚄 蚅 蚆 蚇 蚉 蚊 蚋 蚌 蚍 蚎 蚏 蚐 蚑 蚒 蚓 蚔 蚕 蚖 蚗 蚘 蚙 蚚 蚛 蚜 蚝 蚞 蚟 蚠 蚡 蚢 蚣 蚤 蚥 蚦 蚧 蚨 蚩 蚪
5 additional strokes 蚫 蚬 蚭 蚮 蚯 蚰 蚱 蚲 蚳 蚴 蚵 蚶 蚷 蚸 蚹 蚺 蚻 蚼 蚽 蚾 蚿 蛀 蛁 蛂 蛃 蛄 蛅 蛆 蛇 蛈 蛉 蛊 蛋 蛌 蛍 蛎 蛏
6 additional strokes 蚈 蛐 蛑 蛒 蛓 蛔 蛕 蛖 蛗 蛘 蛙 蛚 蛛 蛜 蛝 蛞 蛟 蛠 蛡 蛢 蛣 蛤 蛥 蛦 蛧 蛨 蛩 蛪 蛫 蛬 蛭 蛮 蛯 蛰 蛱 蛲 蛳 蛴
7 additional strokes 蛵 蛶 蛷 蛸 蛹 蛺 蛻 蛼 蛽 蛾 蛿 蜀 蜁 蜂 蜃 蜄 蜅 蜆 蜇 蜈 蜉 蜊 蜋 蜌 蜍 蜎 蜏 蜐 蜑 蜒 蜓 蜔 蜕 蜖 蜗 蝆
8 additional strokes 蜘 蜙 蜚 蜛 蜜 蜝 蜞 蜟 蜠 蜡 蜢 蜣 蜤 蜥 蜦 蜧 蜨 蜩 蜪 蜫 蜬 蜭 蜮 蜯 蜰 蜱 蜲 蜳 蜴 蜵 蜶 蜷 蜸 蜹 蜺 蜻 蜼 蜽 蜾 蜿 蝀 蝁 蝂 蝃 蝄 蝅 蝇 蝈 蝊 蝋 蝕
9 additional strokes 蝉 蝌 蝍 蝎 蝏 蝐 蝑 蝒 蝓 蝔 蝖 蝗 蝘 蝙 蝚 蝛 蝜 蝝 蝞 蝟 蝠 蝡 蝢 蝣 蝤 蝥 蝦 蝧 蝨 蝩 蝪 蝫 蝬 蝭 蝮 蝯 蝰 蝱 蝲 蝳 蝴 蝵 蝶 蝷 蝸 蝹 蝺 蝻 蝼 蝽 蝾 蝿 螀
10 additional strokes 螁 螂 螃 螄 螅 螆 螇 螈 螉 螊 螋 螌 融 螎 螏 螐 螑 螒 螓 螔 螕 螖 螗 螘 螙 螚 螛 螜 螝 螞 螟 螠 螡 螢 螣 螤 螥 螦 螧 螨 螩
11 additional strokes 螪 螫 螬 螭 螮 螯 螰 螱 螲 螳 螴 螵 螶 螷 螸 螹 螺 螻 螼 螽 螾 螿 蟀 蟁 蟂 蟃 蟄 蟅 蟆 蟇 蟈 蟉 蟊 蟋 蟌 蟍 蟎 蟏 蟐 蟑 蟒
12 additional strokes 蟓 蟔 蟕 蟖 蟗 蟘 蟙 蟚 蟛 蟜 蟝 蟞 蟟 蟠 蟡 蟢 蟣 蟤 蟥 蟦 蟧 蟨 蟩 蟪 蟫 蟬 蟭 蟮 蟯 蟰 蟱 蟲 蟳 蟴 蟵
13 additional strokes 蟶 蟷 蟸 蟹 蟺 蟻 蟼 蟽 蟾 蟿 蠀 蠁 蠂 蠃 蠄 蠅 蠆 蠇 蠈 蠉 蠊 蠋 蠌 蠍 蠎 蠏
14 additional strokes 蠐 蠑 蠒 蠓 蠔 蠕 蠖 蠗 蠘 蠙
15 additional strokes 蠚 蠛 蠜 蠝 蠞 蠟 蠠 蠡 蠢 蠣 蠤 蠴
16 additional strokes 蠥 蠦 蠧 蠨 蠩 蠪 蠫 蠬
17 additional strokes 蠭 蠮 蠯 蠰 蠱 蠲 蠳
18 additional strokes 蠵 蠶 蠷 蠸 蠹 蠺
19 additional strokes
20 additional strokes
21 additional strokes 蠽 蠾
22 additional strokes

Literature[edit]

  • Fazzioli, Edoardo (1987). Chinese calligraphy : from pictograph to ideogram : the history of 214 essential Chinese/Japanese characters. calligraphy by Rebecca Hon Ko. New York: Abbeville Press. ISBN 0-89659-774-1. 

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