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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (stop) +  (spear)

From the characters and . The character 戈 means spear. The character 止 means “to stop” in some times; thus, "武" is sometimes believed to denote “to stop a weapon” or “to stop violence” (止戈为武). This definition is mentioned in the Chinese history book Spring and Autumn Annals, written in 481 BC and the 1985 film No Retreat, No Surrender. But, due to it also containing the meaning “foot” in Oracle script, according to the Japanese dictionary Kanjigen (漢字源), another point is that the character 武 may therefore have originally referred to “a man on foot with a spear”.

Han characterEdit

(radical 77 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 一心卜中一 (MPYLM), four-corner 13140)

  1. military
  2. martial, warlike
  3. used as a surname

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 575, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 16273
  • Dae Jaweon: page 965, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1439, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+6B66

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping mou5, Yale mou5)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Proper nounEdit

(hiragana たけし, romaji Takeshi)

  1. A male given name

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(mu) (hangeul , revised mu, McCune-Reischauer mu, Yale mu)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (wu3), Wade-Giles wu3)

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Middle ChineseEdit

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(*miǒ)

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Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ )

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, )

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