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Character
Unicode name CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8003
Code point U+8003
Entity number 考
Unicode block CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8002] [U+8004]

Contents

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
考-bw.png
Stroke order
考-order.gif

Han characterEdit

(radical 125 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 十大卜尸 (JKYS), four-corner 44207, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 960, character 27
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 28843
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1408, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2779, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+8003

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

Glyph originEdit

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
考-oracle.svg 考-bronze.svg 考-bigseal.svg 考-seal.svg

Variant of (OC *ruːʔ) – Ideogrammic compound (會意):  ‎(an old man with long hair, bent over) +  ‎(a cane) – an old man, leaning on a cane. Compare top component to (OC *qʰruːs).

Structurally related to (OC *ruːʔ); the most commonly cited example of 轉注 (“reciprocal meaning”).

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (29)
Final () (89)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kʰɑuX/
Pan
Wuyun
/kʰɑuX/
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰɑuX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kʰawX/
Li
Rong
/kʰɑuX/
Wang
Li
/kʰɑuX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kʰɑuX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
kǎo
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
kǎo
Middle
Chinese
‹ khawX ›
Old
Chinese
/*k-r̥ˤuʔ/
English old; deceased father

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 7404
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kʰluːʔ/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. long-lived; elderly
  2. deceased father; posthumous name for male relations
  3. to examine; to check
  4. to consider
    /   ―  kǎo  ―  to consider
  5. to study; to investigate
  6. to test; to assess
    數學能力 / 数学能力  ―  Kǎo kǎo nǐ de shùxué nénglì.  ―  Testing your maths prowess.
  7. to have a test; to have an exam
    /   ―  kǎoshì  ―  to have a test; exam
  8. exam; test

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(khảo)

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