ChineseEdit

 
old; aged; venerable
old; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix)
husband; man
simp. and trad.
(老夫)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/2
Initial () (37) (1)
Final () (89) (24)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/lɑuX/ /pɨo/
Pan
Wuyun
/lɑuX/ /pio/
Shao
Rongfen
/lɑuX/ /pio/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/lawX/ /puə̆/
Li
Rong
/lɑuX/ /pio/
Wang
Li
/lɑuX/ /pĭu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/lɑuX/ /pi̯u/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
lǎo

PronounEdit

老夫

  1. (archaic) I; me

Usage notesEdit

  • Used in ancient times as a form of self-address by elderly males.