TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 39 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 弓木竹女人 (NDHVO), four-corner 12430, composition)

  1. orphan, fatherless
  2. solitary

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 279, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6966
  • Dae Jaweon: page 547, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1014, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5B64

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping gu1, Yale gu1)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. solitude, alone
  2. orphan

ReadingsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Sinitic .

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji ko)

  1. an orphan
  2. solitude

Etymology 2Edit

Jukujikun kanji use for the term みなしご, itself a compound of (mi, identity, family) + (nashi, none, without) + (ko, child). The final syllable's ko reading changes to go due to rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana みなしご, romaji minashigo)

  1. an orphan

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (gu1), Wade-Giles ku1)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, co, còi, côi, go, )

Last modified on 28 January 2014, at 03:30