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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意) – originally (in oracle script) the antler of a buck (at bottom), indicating a savage attack. Subsequently significantly simplified and abstracted: in seal script analyzed as  +  + , while in current form rather  +  +  (similar to unrelated ); compare bottom component to bottom right of .

Han characterEdit

(radical 72 +11, 15 strokes, cangjie input 日廿金水 (ATCE), four-corner 60132, composition)

  1. violent, brutal, tyrannical

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 499, character 29
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14137
  • Dae Jaweon: page 868, character 35
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1532, character 15
  • Unihan data for U+66B4

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping bou6, Yale bou6)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. violent, brutal, fierce

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(pok, po) (hangeul , , revised pok, po, McCune-Reischauer p'ok, p'o, Yale phok, pho)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin bào (bao4), Wade-Giles pao4)

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Usage notesEdit

In Taiwan, 暴 may be pronounced in the compound 暴露.


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(bạo, bão, bộc, bẹo)

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