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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Japanese stroke order
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

王 王 王 王
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

The three horizontals strokes represent Heaven, Man and Earth. The vertical stroke is the king, the one who connect them together. Older representation of the character show a man like or above an horizontal stroke.

Pictogram (象形)

The character is also interpreted as a picture of an ax, a symbol of the king's power. A ceremonial axe was kept near the throne, and was used for performing rituals in ancient China.

Han characterEdit

(radical 96 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 一土 (MG), four-corner 10104)

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  1. king, ruler
  2. royal
  3. a surname, listed eighth in the Baijiaxing

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 727, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20823
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1137, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1099, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+738B

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping wong4, wong6, Yale wong4, wong6)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ vông (vong5), Guangdong wong2; vong2, vong2 [Meixian], vong2 [Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim ong2, vong2)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

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KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

/wau/ > /woː/ > /oː/. Initial /w/ vanishes as the distinction between /o, wo/ was lost.

NounEdit

(hiragana おう, historical hiragana わう, romaji ō)

  1. the ruler of a nation; a king

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(wang)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: wang, McCune-Reischauer: wang, Yale: wang)
  • Name (hangeul): 임금 (revised: imgeum, McCune-Reischauer: imgŭm, Yale: imkum)

MandarinEdit

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HanziEdit

(Pinyin wáng (wang2), Wáng (Wang2), Wade-Giles wang2, Wang2)

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin wáng)

  1. king, monarch

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin wáng)

  1. grand, great
  2. best, strongest

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin wàng)

  1. to reign, to rule

Proper nounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin wáng)

  1. a Chinese surname

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-18.

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*hiuɑng, hiuɑ̀ng)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ ông (ong5))

DescendantsEdit

  • (Hokkien dialect) Tagalog: Ong, Wong

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(vương, vướng)

Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 08:03