See also:

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 181 +7, 16 strokes, cangjie input 一廿一月金 (MTMBC), four-corner 11186, composition)

  1. head
  2. top
  3. chief, first
  4. boss

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1404, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 43490
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1921, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4372, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+982D

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping tau4, Yale tau4)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

(hiragana あたま, romaji atama)

  1. (anatomy) the forehead or fontanelle part of the skull
  2. head (body part)
     (あたま) (いた)い。
    Atama ga itai.
    My head hurts.
IdiomsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

(hiragana かしら, romaji kashira)

  1. the head as a whole
  2. boss, leader

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

(hiragana かぶ, romaji kabu)

  1. (anatomy) the head

See alsoEdit

Etymology 4Edit

CounterEdit

(hiragana とう, romaji -tō)

  1. heads of large animals (cows, horses)
     ()わせて1300 (せんさんびゃく) (とう) (あま)りが出荷 (しゅっか)され、全国各地 (ぜんこくかくち)流通 (りゅうつう)した
    awasete sen sanbyaku amari ga shukka sare, zenkoku kakuchi ni ryūtsū shita.
    Altogether over 1300 heads of cattle have been distributed throughout the country.

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(du) (hangeul [[]], revised du, McCune-Reischauer tu, Yale twu)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin tóu (tou2), Wade-Giles t'ou2)

CounterEdit

(traditional, Pinyin tou, simplified )

  1. Measure word for livestock
    我有两头猪。 - I have two pigs.

NounEdit

(traditional, Pinyin tóu, measure word , simplified )

  1. head
    • Genesis 3.15
      我又要叫你和女人彼此为仇。你的后裔和女人的后裔也彼此为仇。女人的后裔要伤你的头,你要伤他的脚跟。
      Wǒ yòu yào jiào nǐ hé nǚrén bǐcǐ wéi chóu . nǐde hòuyì hé nǚrén de hòuyì yĕ bǐcǐ wéi chóu . nǚrén de hòuyì yào shāng nǐde tóu , nǐ yào shāng tāde jiǎogēn .
      And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
    我头不再痛了。 wǒ tóu bùzài tòng le.
    My head don't hurt anymore.
  2. hair
  3. top, tip, end
  4. chief, boss
  5. remnant, end

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional, Pinyin tóu, simplified )

  1. first, leading

SuffixEdit

(traditional, Pinyin tou)

  1. suffix for noun

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-12.

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*dhou)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(đầu)

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 08:45