My friend asked me about the character in this picture:
He said it's a map, and that part looks like a lake with rivers as its branches, so he thought it's a lake name. I've tried to search it in Google but found nothing of those two characters combined. Using Google Translate, the closest is 九洚 read as Jiǔ Jiàng (said Google Translate), but searching for Jiǔ Jiàng only resulted in other character read the same. Anyone knows what is that? Any lake with that name?

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It pronounces féng.

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基本字义 浲 féng 古同“漨”,水名。

浲 hóng 大水。

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  • This is! This is the right character! Judging from the picture, I realized I got the wrong character, but that's the closest character I got from the stroke I made in Google Translate (I even used my graphic tablet to make it). Thank you very much!
    – jaargun
    Apr 21, 2015 at 8:27



1.九州的湖泊。《书·禹贡》:“九川涤源,九泽既陂。” 孔颖达 疏:“九泽,九州之泽。”

2.特指北方的湖泊。《淮南子·时则训》:“北方之极,自九泽穷夏晦之极,北至令正之谷。” 高诱 注:“九泽,北方之泽。夏,大也。晦,暝也。”

3.古代的九大湖泊。《周礼·夏官·职方氏》泽、薮并称,其名称及位置如下: 扬州 : 具区 ; 荆州 : 云梦 ; 豫州 : 圃田 ; 青州 : 望诸 ; 袞州 : 犬野 ; 雍州 : 弦蒲 ; 幽州 : 貕养 ; 翼州 : 杨纡 ; 并州 : 昭馀祁 。

4.泛称深渊湖泊。 晋 王齐之 《萨陀波仑赞》:“龙潜九泽,文明未接。” 宋 曾巩 《一鹗》诗:“势疑空山竭九泽,杀气已应太白高。”

Apparently refers to a bunch of different lakes or types of lakes, take your pick.

Grand Ricci says

(Géogr. hist.) Jiu ze : autre nom 昭余祈 Zhao yu qi, marécage qui était situé au sud-ouest du district de 祈 Qi, au 山东 Shan dong.

Another name for 昭余祈 swamp in Qi, Shandong.

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