Is there a usage for 𦍌 as "rèn" ? I cannot find examples with this pronunciation. I understand the usages as yáng, jiāng, & qiāng, as explained by dROOOze and others in what-is-the-top-part-of-姜.... However, the unicode pronunciation for 𦍌 U+2634C is given as rèn, and WIKIPEDIA includes rèn without examples 𦍌 Etymology 2) re: [⺷ U+2EB7 / 𦍌 U+2634C]

[added] I found one reference / usage here, "补字𦍌如甚切音姙..." but I have no skill to read it and understand if it is using 𦍌 or discussing it as 'suspicious'. The site notes that the text was OCR'd and is unedited.

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「𦍌」 has no usage examples as the reading rèn (Bopomofo: ㄖㄣˋ). Note that many ancient dictionaries make definitions up out of thin air, which is why quotes from character usage in literature is so important.

At least one dictionary author, smelling something fishy was going on, said




Suspected to be a corruption of 「𢆉」 (rěn).

So it might come from 「𢆉」 with a horizontal line added to the bottom.

Further reading

See the reference given by Wiktionary: Dictionary of Chinese Character Variants (教育部異體字字典), A03215-002


Have a look here. Confirms rèn.

But what it's supposed to mean, I don't know!!

zdic writes: 【字彙補】字之譌。where 譌 means something like 'cheating'.

Found this for 𢆉:


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