Last modified on 22 September 2014, at 20:16

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

(Jyutping hung4, Yale hung4)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

wo → o

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji o, historical hiragana )

  1. man, male
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
おす
Grade: S
kun'yomi

wosu → osu

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana おす, romaji osu, historical hiragana をす)

  1. a male animal
AntonymsEdit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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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


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(hùng)

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