See also:

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (person) + phonetic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 9 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人竹日 (OHA), four-corner 26200, composition)

  1. older brother
  2. father's elder brother
  3. senior male 'sire'
  4. feudal rank: count, earl

AntonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 96, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 466
  • Dae Jaweon: page 204, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 136, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+4F2F

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping baa3, baak3, Yale ba3, baak3)


JapaneseEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana はく, romaji haku)

  1. count, earl
  2. eldest brother, eldest uncle
  3. chief official

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(baek, pae)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): [[, ]] (revised: baek, pae, McCune-Reischauer: paek, p'ae)
  • Name (hangeul): 맏, 우두머리, 큰아버지, 백작()
  1. ( 백, mat-): eldest (elder) brother
  2. (우두머리 백, udumeori-): chief, chieftain, perhaps, Bek

SynonymsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 伯父 (백부, baek-bu) father's elder brother
  • 伯母 (백모, baek-mo) father's elder brother's wife

See alsoEdit


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (bo2), Wade-Giles po2)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, bác)

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 16 February 2014, at 00:48