Last modified on 16 February 2014, at 00:48

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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)

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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)
  1. ( 백, mat-): eldest (elder) brother
  2. (우두머리 백, udumeori-): chief, chieftain, perhaps, Bek

SynonymsEdit

CompoundsEdit

See alsoEdit


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (bo2), Wade-Giles po2)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, bác)

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