Last modified on 9 March 2015, at 22:40

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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (person) +  (baby) – a person (mother) protecting her child.

Han characterEdit

(radical 9 +7, 9 strokes, cangjie input 人口木 (ORD), four-corner 26294, composition)

  1. protect, safeguard, defend, care

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 105, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 702
  • Dae Jaweon: page 222, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 160, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+4FDD

ChineseEdit

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simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (保), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 豪
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 博抱切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pɑuX/ /pɑuX/ /pɑuX/ /pɑuX/ /pawX/ /pɑuX/ /pɑuX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
bǎo ‹ pawX › /*pˤuʔ/ protect

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
318 1 /*puːʔ/

DefinitionsEdit

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CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana たもつ, romaji Tamotsu)

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(bo) (hangeul , revised bo, McCune-Reischauer po)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(bảo, bầu, bửu)

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