Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 01:09
See also: 寿

TranslingualEdit

simpl. 寿
trad.

EtymologyEdit

Ideogram (指事) – an old man kneeling and praying for long life.

A rather complex character; top cognate to , bottom + . Middle originally similar to older form of , now simplified to .

Han characterEdit

(radical 33 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 土弓一戈 (GNMI), four-corner 40641, composition ⿳⿳)

  1. old age, long life
  2. lifespan

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 244, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5672
  • Dae Jaweon: page 484, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 483, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+58FD

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified 寿, Jyutping sau6, Yale sau6)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(su) (hangeul , revised su, McCune-Reischauer su, Yale swu)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified 寿, Pinyin shòu (shou4), Wade-Giles shou4)

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CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(zhiòu, zhiǒu)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(thọ)

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