Last modified on 6 June 2014, at 08:33

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 177 +4, 13 strokes, cangjie input 廿十人心 (TJOP), four-corner 44510, composition)

  1. boots (footwear)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1385, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42729
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1900, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4327, character 21
  • Unihan data for U+9774

CantoneseEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale heu1)

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  2. boots

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. footwear, footgear: shoe(s), boot(s)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ku.tuꜜ/, [kɯ̥ᵝ˨.t͡sɯᵝ˦]

EtymologyEdit

Unclear. Some Japanese sources suggest a borrowing from or cognate with Korean 구두 (gudu, shoes), but then some Korean sources suggest that the Korean term was borrowed from Japanese (kutsu, “shoes”).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana くつ, romaji kutsu)

  1. footwear, footgear: a shoe, (a pair of) shoes; a boot, (a pair of) boots

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Derived termsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

  1. (가죽 화, gajuk-sin-): footwear made of leather

CompoundsEdit


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin xuē (xue1), Wade-Giles hsüeh1)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ngoa)

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