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Information about character(s)

Radical:
Radical Strokes: 6
Additional Strokes: 11
Total Strokes: 14

Pronunciation

Pinyin: cài, sà, cā
Cantonese: coi3
JapaneseKun: AKUTA OTOROERU HERASU
JapaneseOn: SAI SATSU
Korean: CHAY SAL

Dictionary definitions

Unicode: surname; species of tortoise

CE-Dict: surname Cai

Soothill: chāyā (छाया), a shadow, reflection; gnomon, dial.

21 Century bidirectional dictionary: 1.a large turtle or tortoise (whose shell was used in divination in ancient China)
2.name of an ancient state in the Epoch of Spring and Autumn

說文解字 - Shuowen: 《艸部》蔡 艸也。从艸祭聲。

康熙字典文字版 【申集上】【艸字部】 蔡
〔古文〕𣞖【唐韻】倉大切【集韻】【類篇】七蓋切,𠀤音䌨。【說文】草也。【玉篇】草芥也。草際也。 又【論語】臧文仲居蔡。【何晏註】蔡,國君之守龜,出蔡地,因以爲名焉。 又山名。【書·禹貢】蔡蒙旅平。【疏】蔡,山名。 又【禹貢】二百里蔡。【傳】蔡,法也。法三百里而差𥳑。 又國名。【書·蔡仲之命疏】成王命蔡叔之子踐諸侯之位,作蔡仲之命。 又姓。【史記】蔡澤,古作祭,【左傳】祭仲,【國語】祭公謀父,【後漢書】祭遵俱作蔡。 又【集韻】七曷切,音攃。【前漢·李廣利傳】昧蔡爲宛王。 又桑割切,音薩。放也。【左傳·昭元年】周公殺管叔而蔡蔡叔。【韻會】本作𥻦,言放之若散米。今作蔡。 又【韻補】叶子例切,音祭。【王褒·九懷】水躍兮余旌,繼以兮微蔡。雲旗兮電騖,倏忽兮容裔。

Ding Fubao - Dictionary for Buddhist Studies (丁福保:佛學大辭典) (雜名)量日晷也。三德指歸曰:“那爛陀僧吉祥月雲:西域立表量影,影梵雲蔡,此雲影。朝蔡倒西去,便以腳足前後步之,數足步影也。”

CF-Dict: (nom de famille)

Han-De-Dict: Cai (u.E.) (Eig, Fam)