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TranslingualEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (woman) + phonetic .

Han characterEdit

(radical 38 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 女尸口口 (VSRR), four-corner 41416, composition)

  1. old woman, hag

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 269, character 23
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6640
  • Dae Jaweon: page 537, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1076, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5AD7

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping jyu2, Yale yu2)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally /omi1na/. Likely realized as [omina] (see Jōdai Tokushu Kanazukai). The initial /o/ expressed "grown, large" and contrasted with /wo/ "young, youth" found in womina "woman".

NounEdit

(hiragana おみな, romaji omina)

  1. a grown woman
  2. an old woman

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(gu) (hangeul , revised gu, McCune-Reischauer ku)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin (yu3), (yu4), Wade-Giles 3, yü4)

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Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*ʔjoX, ʔjoH)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ẩu)

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