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See also: and

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 33 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 土月中一 (GBLM), four-corner 40107) Pictographic character.

  1. jar, pot, jug, vase
  2. kettle
  3. used as a surname

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 243, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5657
  • Dae Jaweon: page 484, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 468, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+58FA

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping wu4, Yale wu4)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

ReadingsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with (tsubo). Likely shares its origin with (tsubu), in expressing the idea of something round and bulging outward.

NounEdit

(hiragana つぼ, romaji tsubo)

  1. container or depression:
    1. A pot or jar; a vessel or bottle.
    2. A basin, as at the base of a waterfall.
    3. A pressure point in acupressure or acupuncture.
  2. The core or heart of an issue.

Usage notesEdit

In acupuncture and acupressure contexts, this word is most often spelled either in hiragana as つぼ or in katakana as ツボ.


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ho) (hangeul , revised ho, McCune-Reischauer ho)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin (hu2), yīn (yin1), Wade-Giles hu2, yin1)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(hồ)

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