U+59E5, 姥
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-59E5

[U+59E4]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+59E6]

Translingual

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Han character

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(Kangxi radical 38, +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 女十大心 (VJKP), four-corner 44411, composition )

References

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  • Kangxi Dictionary: page 260, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6216
  • Dae Jaweon: page 526, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 2, page 1042, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+59E5

Chinese

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Glyph origin

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Etymology 1: Phono-semantic compound (形聲形声, OC *ruːʔ, *maːʔ) : semantic + phonetic (OC *ruːʔ).

Etymology 2: Ideogrammic compound (會意会意) : + .

Etymology 1

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See (lǎo).

Pronunciation

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Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/2
No. 7667
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ruːʔ/
Notes

Definitions

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  1. Same as (lǎo).
  2. maternal grandparent

Compounds

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Etymology 2

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See ().

Pronunciation 1

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Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (23)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Baxter muX
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/muoX/
Pan
Wuyun
/muoX/
Shao
Rongfen
/moX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mɔX/
Li
Rong
/moX/
Wang
Li
/muX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/muoX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
mou5
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 2/2
No. 9324
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*maːʔ/
Notes
Definitions
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  1. old woman
  2. mother
  3. a surname
Compounds
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Pronunciation 2

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“wife”).
(This character is a variant form of ).

Japanese

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Kanji

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(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. old woman

Readings

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Korean

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Hanja

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(eum (mo))

  1. maternal grandmother
  2. midwife

Vietnamese

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Han character

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: Hán Nôm readings: mỗ, mụ

  1. (negative) old lady