See also:

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (woman) + phonetic  – a type of woman (aunt, mother-in-law).

Han characterEdit

(radical 38 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 女十口 (VJR), four-corner 44460, composition)

  1. father's sister
  2. husband's mother

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Crook 1985: page 241
  • Jingrong: 241
  • Lin Yutang: 93A.40, page 1409
  • Nelson: 1201
  • KangXi: page 258, character 32
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6174
  • Dae Jaweon: page 524, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1035, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+59D1

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping gu1, Yale gu1)


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

/sihi1to2me1/: [shipitwome] → [shiɸitwome] → [shiɸitome]. Compound of (shihito, in law) and (me, woman). See next entry.

NounEdit

(hiragana しひとめ, romaji shihitome)

  1. a mother-in-law

Etymology 2Edit

From shihitome: [shipitwome] → [shiɸitwome] → [shiɸitome] → [shiɸutome] → [shiwutome] → [shiutome] → [shuːtome].

NounEdit

(hiragana しゅうとめ, historical hiragana しうとめ, romaji shūtome)

  1. a mother-in-law

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit
CompoundsEdit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(go) (hangeul , revised go, McCune-Reischauer ko)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (gu1), Wade-Giles ku1)

CompoundsEdit

  • 姑婆
  • 姑且
  • 姑嫂
  • 姑妄听之
  • 何仙姑
  • 姑妄言之
  • 姑息
  • 姑息养奸
  • 姑爷
  • 姑爷爷
  • 姑丈
  • 姑子
  • 慈姑 (cígū)

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, go, o)

Last modified on 9 February 2014, at 08:00