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TranslingualEdit

simpl.
trad.

EtymologyEdit

Simplified from (removal of 萑 from 𦾔, where 旧 is another writing of 臼)

In current form, (one) +  (day), representing the day before today (the past)

Han characterEdit

(radical 72 +1, 5 strokes, cangjie input 中日 (LA), composition)

  1. old, ancient
  2. former, past

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 489, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13737
  • Dae Jaweon: page 850, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1483, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+65E7

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Jyutping gau6, Yale gau6)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 旧式 (kyūshiki): old type
  • 旧制 (kyūsei): old system
  • 旧姓 (kyūsei): former surname
  • 旧態 (kyūtai): old state of affairs
  • 旧派 (kyūha): the old school
  • 旧約 (kyūyaku): Old Testament
  • 旧来 (kyūrai): traditional
  • 旧暦 (kyūreki): Japan's old lunisolar calendar;
  • 旧居 (kyūkyo): former residence

NounEdit

(hiragana きゅう, romaji kyū)

  1. old things, original state, former state, old times
  2. the old calendar based on a lunar system

(hiragana ふる, romaji furu)

  1. used item, secondhand item

PrefixEdit

(hiragana きゅう, romaji kyū-)

  1. paleo-, ex-, old, previous, former

(hiragana ふる, romaji furu-)

  1. paleo-, old, used, previous

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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


MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Pinyin jiù (jiu4), Wade-Giles chiu4)

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