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TranslingualEdit

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EtymologyEdit

高 高 高 高
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Pictogram (象形) A picture of a building. compare to .

Alternative formsEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 189 +0, 10 strokes, cangjie input 卜口月口 (YRBR), four-corner 00227, composition)

  1. high, tall
  2. lofty, elevated

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1451, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 45313
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1979, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4593, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9AD8

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
gāo ‹ kaw › /*Cəә.[k]ˤaw/ high, tall

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
3726 1 /*kaːw/

AdjectiveEdit

  1. tall, high
  2. of high level, above average
  3. loud
  4. (honorific) your

Proper nounEdit

  1. A surname​.
CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana たか, romaji taka)

  1. maximum, the limit

Derived termsEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. tall
  2. high

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(go)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: go, McCune-Reischauer: ko, Yale: ko)
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Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*gɑu)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(cao, sào)

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