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Pronunciation: wàn
Meaning: ten thousand, myriad, a Chinese surname
A rump 禸 + a head 甶 with claws above (altered to look like 艹, itself a simplification of 艸).  The simplified form follows an ancient simplification.   This character meant 'scorpion' in ancient Chinese.  (borrowed character).

Traditional character: 萬

Found in:
Du Fu's 春望
Li Shen's 悯农
Liu ZongYuan's 江雪

Word of the day on: 02.24.08