TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 172 +4, 12 strokes, cangjie input 大戈人土 (KIOG), four-corner 40014)

  1. Noun: male.chieftain.head.chief, Metaphor of strength.victory
  2. Adjective: manly,full power and grandeur
  3. Verb: bully

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1365, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41972
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1869, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4093, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+96C4

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale hung4)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

wo → o.

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana , historical hiragana , romaji o)

  1. man, male
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

wosu → osu.

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana おす, historical hiragana をす, romaji osu)

  1. a male animal
AntonymsEdit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ung) (hangeul , revised ung, McCune-Reischauer ung, Yale wung)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin xióng (xiong2), Wade-Giles hsiung2)

  1. (formal) male (describing an animal)

Usage notesEdit

Commonly used for animals for the meaning of male in academic context, less commonly used for non-academic context (use "公" instead, for non-academic context), and not used for human (use "男" instead, for human). For example: 雄雞/雄鸡:cock 雄牛:bull

CompoundsEdit

  • 雄辩
  • 雄兵
  • 雄才大略
  • 雄大
  • 雄风
  • 雄蜂
  • 雄关
  • 雄豪
  • 雄厚
  • 雄花
  • 雄浑
  • 雄鸡
  • 雄健
  • 雄杰
  • 雄劲
  • 雄赳赳, 雄赳赳的
  • 雄踞
  • 雄俊, 雄骏
  • 雄峻
  • 雄丽
  • 雄奇
  • 雄蕊
  • 雄师
  • 雄视
  • 雄图
  • 雄威
  • 雄伟
  • 雄武
  • 雄心
  • 雄性
  • 雄性激素
  • 雄主
  • 雄壮
  • 雄姿

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(hùng)

Last modified on 17 February 2014, at 14:31