TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (field) +  (strength) – man providing the strength for agricultural labour.

Han characterEdit

(radical 102 +2, 7 strokes, cangjie input 田大尸 (WKS), four-corner 60427, composition)

  1. male

AntonymsEdit

Derived charactersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 759, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 21730
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1169, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2529, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+7537

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping naam4, Yale naam4)

  1. man, men
  2. male; masculine

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

/woto2ko1/: [wotwoko] → [wotoko] → [otoko]. Cognate with the verb wot- "to become young" with ko as a male suffix. Contrasts with otome, the female version.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /o.to.koꜜ/, [o̞˨.to̞˦.ko̞˦]

NounEdit

(hiragana おとこ, historical hiragana をとこ, romaji otoko)

  1. man; male person.

Etymology 2Edit

/wo/: [wo] → [o]. The male equivalent to me "female, woman".

NounEdit

(hiragana , historical hiragana , romaji o)

  1. male
  2. a man
  3. a husband
Derived termsEdit
  • 雄花 (おばな, obana)
  • 雄鹿 (おじか, ojika)
  • 雄牛 (おうし, oushi)
  • 雄羊 (おひつじ, ohitsuji)
  • 雄叫び (おたけべ, otakebe)
  • 雄叫び (おさけべ, osakebe)
  • 雄鳥 (おんどり, ondori)
  • 雄蕊 (おしべ, oshibe)
  • 男滝 (おだき, odaki)
  • 男々しい (おおしい, ooshii)
  • 雄犬 (おすいぬ, osuinu)
  • 男猫 (おねこ, oneko)
  • 雄松 (おまつ, omatsu)
  • 雄蜂 (おばち, obachi)
  • 牡馬 (おすうま, osuuma)
  • 雄螺旋 (おねじ, oneji)
  • 男雛 (おびな, obina)
  • 雄猿 (おすざれ, osuzare)
  • 雄蛭木 (おひるぎ, ohirugi)
  • 寡男 (やもお, yamoo)
  • 桂男 (かつらお, katsurao)

Etymology 3Edit

/wo2ko1/: [wonwoko] → [wonoko] → onoko. From wo "male" + no2 (genitive) + ko1 "man, child".

NounEdit

(hiragana おのこ, historical hiragana をのこ, romaji onoko)

  1. a boy

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(nam)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: nam, McCune-Reischauer: nam, Yale: nam)

MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin nán (nan2), Wade-Giles nan2)

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin nán, measure word )

  1. man, (for people) male
    男人 man , 男孩 boy
  2. son

长男 eldest son, 男儿 son

  1. Baron, lowest of five orders of chinese nobility 五等爵位
    男爵 Baron

SynonymsEdit

  • male (for animals)

AntonymsEdit

  • woman, female

See alsoEdit

CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*nom)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ lâm)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nam)

Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 08:20