U+54E5, 哥
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-54E5

[U+54E4]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+54E6]

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
 

Han characterEdit

(radical 30, +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 一口弓口 (MRNR), four-corner 10621, composition ⿱⿹(GHTV) or ⿱可(JK))

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 190, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3641
  • Dae Jaweon: page 409, character 25
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 624, character 19
  • Unihan data for U+54E5

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

Glyph originEdit

Stacked form of (OC *kʰaːlʔ).

EtymologyEdit

“elder brother”
This sense is attested in Medieval Chinese, and became popular during the Tang dynasty, gradually displacing (MC hˠwiæŋ).
It is a clipping of 阿哥 (MC ʔɑ kɑ), a borrowing from Xianbei *aqa (elder brother) (Mei, 2015). Compare Proto-Mongolic *aka, whence also Mongolian ᠠᠬ᠎ᠠ (aq-a, elder brother). Related to 阿干 (MC ʔɑ kɑn), which is the definite form of the same Xianbei word (Mei, 2015).

PronunciationEdit


Note: koh - only in 哥哥.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (28)
Final () (94)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kɑ/
Pan
Wuyun
/kɑ/
Shao
Rongfen
/kɑ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ka/
Li
Rong
/kɑ/
Wang
Li
/kɑ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kɑ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 7437
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kaːl/
Notes

DefinitionsEdit

  1. older brother; elder brother
  2. older male relative of the same generation
  3. (polite) term of address for a male person of the same age
  4. Original form of (, “song”).

CompoundsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Thai: โก (goo, older brother) (said by Chinese race)

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. kanji used to transliterate borrowings from foreign languages
  2. sing, singing
  3. elder brother

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(eumhun 성씨 (seongssi ga))

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

: Hán Nôm readings: ca, kha

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