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old; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix)
 
child; son; (noun suffix); small thing; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch; 11 pm-1 am; midnight
simp. and trad.
(老子)
 
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Pronunciation 1Edit


Proper nounEdit

老子

  1. Laozi (604–531 BCE), a Chinese philosopher, and founder of Taoism
  2. Laozi (also called Tao Te Ching, a book of philosophy supposedly written by Laozi)

Pronunciation 2Edit


PronounEdit

老子

  1. (colloquial, male) I; me
    老子老闆 [MSC, trad.]
    老子老板 [MSC, simp.]
    Lǎozi cái bù pà lǎobǎn ne. [Pinyin]
    I'm not afraid of the boss.
Usage notesEdit

When 老子 (lǎozi) is used this way, it often gives off an arrogant, angry, childish or humorous tone.

NounEdit

老子

  1. old man
  2. (slang) father; old man
  3. (dated or regional) son; young man (i.e. a mother scolding her son)

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
おい
Grade: 4
こ > ご
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Compound of 老い (oi, stem of verb oiru, to become old) +‎ (ko, child). The ko changes to go due to rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

老子 (hiragana おいご, rōmaji oigo)

  1. a child of older parents
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
ろう
Grade: 4

Grade: 1
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

老子 (hiragana ろうし, rōmaji Rōshi, historical hiragana らうし)

  1. Laozi, a philosopher of ancient China
  2. the Tao Te Ching, a book of philosophy supposedly written by Laozi
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